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The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) has announced that Western Australian triple-threat writer, director and editor, Henry Inglis is one of fifteen directors selected from over 100 applications to attend Screen Producers Australia’s (SPA) annual conference, Screen Forever in Melbourne from 12 – 14 November 2019.
After seven years creating original comedy projects with trailblazing digital, film and television production company Mad Kids, Henry is set to launch his solo filmmaking career and sees Screen Forever as a prime opportunity to meet potential new collaborators and producers from across the country.
“After winding up Mad Kids in July, I’m so excited to start this new chapter of my career and Screen Forever is perfect timing for me to meet producers and create awareness of my work and slate of ideas on a national level. Thanks so much to the ADG for making it happen.” said Henry Inglis.
Henry has a slew of impressive filmmaking credits including the AACTA-nominated web series, Small Town Hackers, created for Saturday Night Live’s digital platform, for which he won the 2018 ADG Award for Best Direction of an Online Comedy Project.
He has also written, directed and edited multiple award-winning comedy web series including DAFUQ?, The Legend of Gavin Tanner, The Shapes, The Write Stuff with Noel & Carl Pennyman and Matt & Henry Working Together, as well as viral sensations It’s A Snap! (3 million views) and Set Yourself Free (20 million views).
When It’s A Snap! went viral in 2012, multiple Hollywood major players and tastemakers discovered his web series, Henry & Aaron’s 7 Steps to Superstardom, which resulted in Henry being signed by top Hollywood talent agency, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles.
Being repped by CAA has resulted in a number of exciting opportunities in the US over the last few years, including a producing partnership with Sacha Baron Cohen’s production company, Four By Two, who saw “early shades of Ali G” in his work, particularly his ABC iview VICE-parody series, DAFUQ?
Henry’s viral hits have also garnered him celebrity fans including Dan Harmon, creator of Rick & Morty and Christopher McQuarrie, screenwriter of The Usual Suspects.
Henry and the ADG director cohort will join the SPA’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Class of 2019, which includes Western Australian producers Taryne Laffar and Emilia Jolakoska, to undertake a special program of panel discussions, workshops and networking events. All the directors attending will be presenting the projects they have developed that are ready for production at SPA Connect, the conference’s marketplace.
The other successful applicants are Erin Good, Jane Eakin, Joanna Beveridge, Tel Benjamin and Warwick Young from NSW, Maria Theodorakis, Nicholas Verso, Eddie Diamandi and Victoria Thaine from Victoria, Wade Kimberley Savage from WA, Caro Macdonald and Tamara Whyte from the NT and Laura Clelland and Tam Sainsbury from Queensland.
Henry is currently developing his debut feature film – a coming of age teen comedy, as well as a number of new half hour TV comedy series. He will be launching his brand new website and showreel in time for Screen Forever at http://www.henryinglis.com