Greg Haddrick quits Screentime to launch production business Rainfall Creations

Haddrick stepped down from his role as head of drama at Screentime in January 2018.

One of Australia’s leading and multi-award winning creatives, Greg Haddrick, has established his own production entity Rainfall Creations to develop original and innovative concepts for a global audience.

The co-creator, co-writer, executive producer and showrunner of Pine Gap, Haddrick stepped down from his role at Screentime in January 2018 as head of drama.

“After 17 wonderful years at Screentime, I am looking forward to continuing to create compelling original stories across all mediums of production, including feature films,” said Haddrick.

Underbelly, Cloudstreet, ANZAC Girls and Janet King are some of the productions Haddrick has been responsible for.

Nominated for an International Emmy, Haddrick is the recipient of seven AWGIE Awards for his screenwriting and three AFI/AACTA Awards for producing/showrunning some of Australia’s most celebrated dramas. Notably the writer of the first five episodes of Home and Away, Haddrick’s early credits include writing, script editing and script producing on Sons and Daughters, Elly & Jools, and Mirror, Mirror as well as writing for The Flying Doctors, E-Street, GP, and Blue Heelers.

Parker Sawyers as Gus and Tess Haubrich as Jasmine in Pine Gap (credit: Lisa Tomasetti)

Haddrick joined Screentime as head of drama in 2001 following the success of My Husband My Killer, for which he wrote the screenplay. He then created, co-wrote and script-produced three series of MDA, produced The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, executive-produced Jessica, produced and script-edited False Witness, and wrote and produced both The Society Murders and The Informant.

Haddrick also secured the commission and produced the now-legendary first series of Underbelly (with Brenda Pam) for the Nine Network, writing episodes 4, 6 and 10. He also produced Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities in addition to writing episode 8, executive produced Underbelly: The Golden Mile writing episodes 3 and 13, and produced and script-edited the critically acclaimed miniseries Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet (with Brenda Pam). Haddrick executive produced the three Underbelly Files telemovies, as well as Underbelly: Razor, Underbelly: Badness, Underbelly: Squizzy and Fat Tony & Co. He also executive produced and co-wrote both Crownies and Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms.

More recently Haddrick executive produced both series of the television special event Wolf Creek, the celebrated miniseries ANZAC Girls and executive produced three seasons of Janet King, writing numerous episodes, as well as continuing in his capacity as executive producer/showrunner of Pine Gap.

Screentime executive chairman Bob Campbell said: “Greg leaves his position as head of drama after 17 years having made a mighty contribution to Screentime’s scripted slate. He goes with our best wishes for Rainfall Creations and the certainty that we will be working with him again, hopefully on subsequent seasons of Pine Gap amongst others.”

Top photo: Greg Haddrick (credit Lisa Tomasetti)

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