Marco Ianniello is an independent writer, director and producer. Some recent film credits include The Graeme Bell All Stars Play On, a one-hour documentary following the legendary Australian jazz band which screened on the ABC in 2006; and Sentences, a documentary about an inmate art program inside Long Bay Gaol, which won the IF Award (2005) for Best Short Documentary. In addition, Marco directed the short documentary Moment (2004) which screens regularly on SBS and Scrababble which screened at the St Kilda Film Festival in 2008. In 2008, Marco collaborated with Sascha Ettinger-Epstein to direct, produce and edit Playing in the Shadows, a one-hour documentary following children living in a notorious public housing estate in Sydney. Playing in the Shadows premiered at the Sydney Film Festival to critical acclaim, and featured on the ABC in the same year.
Marco holds a Master of Arts in Documentary Production from the Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS). Upon graduation Marco received the SBS Independent Award for his contribution to documentary film making whilst at the AFTRS. Marco also lectures film production and screenwriting at The University of Notre Dame, Sydney. Marco is currently writing a television series in collaboration with Hannah Ianniello. Hush is his first drama production in recent years.
Hannah Ianniello is a novelist, screenwriter, songwriter and academic who has been working professionally in the creative arts for fourteen years. Beginning her career as a musician and songwriter, through her studies she expanded her work to include poetry, novels and academic research.
In addition, through collaboration with her husband, the Marco Ianniello, Hannah has expanded her writing forms to include screenwriting for both film and television and has several projects in development.
Hannah also holds a PhD in literature creative writing and is a lecturer and academic researcher in Sydney. She is committed to education and the development of creative work and creative thinking.
Visit her website here.