Archipelago Productions appoints Development Executive

Producer Kristen Hodges joins Tasmanian based production company founded by Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear.

Archipelago Productions (Bay of Fires) has announced the appointment of Kristen Hodges as Development Executive.

She will join the Tasmanian based production company founded by Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear to create, develop and produce projects.

A senior creative leader with 15 years’ experience she has produced feature films for theatrical release, drama and factual series for territorial broadcasters and streamers, and served as an executive at Screen Australia, Seven West Media, Elevate Entertainment, ABC, Ten, SBS and Foxtel. Her credits includes Strife (Foxtel), First Day (ABC), One Night (Paramount+), Spooky Files (ABC), White Fever (ABC), Ticketyboo, Addition and Mother Mountain.

Marta Dusseldorp said: “As we begin pre-production on season two of Bay of Fires, it’s wonderful to welcome Kristen to the team to develop new and exciting projects together. At Archipelago we are driven to tell unique authentic Australian stories that take risks, innovate, and inspire both in Tasmania and all around the country.”

Kristen Hodges said: “I’m thrilled to join Marta, Ben and the Archipelago team, who are committed to exploring stories that embrace the varied elements of our culture, on a global stage. It’s a rare gift to partner with a team whose values align so closely to mine – where passion for great storytelling, curiosity about our world and the people in it alongside a nurturing space for our collaborators and partners. I look forward to expanding the slate and delivering captivating stories that unashamedly reveal our identity and transcend geographic boundaries.”

Since it launched in 2019, Archipelago Productions has also produced The Bleeding Tree, Past The Shallows – a coproduction with the Australian Theatre for Young People, The Maids at the Playhouse Theatre Hobart and Women Of Troy with the Ten Days On The Island Festival at the Theatre Royal in Hobart.

The second season of Bay of Fires will begin shooting on location in Tasmania in the coming months for ABC.

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