Not-for-profit film, television and theatre production company Co-Curious has expanded their production appointing Clare Atkins (Stateless, The Heights) as Story Producer and Kali Reid (8 Nights Out West, Clickbait) as Creative Producer.
Co-Curious’ slate includes feature film Khana, written by Arka Das (Here Out West) and Blake Ayshford (Mystery Road) and is working with four writers from under-represented backgrounds in Western Sydney for Netflix’s Creative Equity Fund. Co-Curious has previously collaborated with Emerald Productions on Here Out West which opened Sydney Film Festival in 2021.
Co-Curious’ CEO, Annabel Davis said: “Over the next 12 months, Co-Curious will look to consolidating our learning and building on our body of work in both theatre and screen in order to meet a set of ambitious new goals. Counting and Cracking in theatre and Here Out West in screen have helped us refine our unique model of development with a firm focus on learning and further refinement in years to come.”
Also appointed is Bali Padda as Head of New Work, Stage.
Atkins (pictured left) is a writer, script editor, script producer and development executive with 20 years’ experience in the Australian television industry. She joins Co-Curious from ABC where she served as Development Executive, supporting the story and script development on dramas and comedies including Stateless, Fires, Significant Others, Operation Buffalo, The Heights, Les Norton, Diary of an Uber Driver, Content and Here Out West. She is the author of Nona & Me, a young adult fiction novel written whilst living in Arnhem Land, which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2015. Her second novel, Between Us, won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers 2019 and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s, NSW Premier’s and Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Her first picture book, Egg, will be released in 2022.
Reid (pictured right) has just completed post-production on ABC series 8 Nights Out West and was associate producer on the hit Netflix thriller Clickbait. In 2019, Reid executive produced the Screenability Film Makers Fund for Create NSW, premiering at Sydney Film Festival. Prior to this, she was the Scripted Development Coordinator at Matchbox Pictures where she developed award winning projects including Stateless, The Heights, Glitch and Secret City. Prior to television, Kali was a curator and produced live work for Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art & About, Underbelly Arts Festival and Carriageworks among others.