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Hattie Archibald / CREATOR / Director / PRODUCER

Hattie Archibald is an emerging director/producer with a background in impact producing. She has just completed her Master of Arts: Screen in Directing at the Australian Film Television & Radio School. Gut Feeling was Hattie’s final project for her Masters.

Hattie kicked off her tertiary education with a BA from the University of Sydney where she majored in Philosophy, French and student theatre. She has directed several short films including The Rehearsal (2017), Asymptotes (2015), The Brazilian (2013) as part of her Graduate Certificate in Directing at AFTRS, and Sac’rebleu (2011) which she filmed in Paris while on a university exchange.  

Comfortable in the online space, Hattie has directed online comedy sketches including Sexist Cops: Sensitivity Training (2016) and Gandalf and Dumbledore meet for the first time (2013), as well as a range of documentary-style content for social media. Hattie has also studied and worked as an actor.

In her role as an impact producer, Hattie has supported the release of 10 feature documentaries including Gayby Baby, Motorkite Dreaming and The Connection. Hattie is passionate about creating work that connects with audiences. 

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Bridie Connell / Writer / LEAD actor 

Bridie Connell is an award-winning writer and multi-disciplinary performer, having extensive experience and training in acting, comedy, voice artistry and musical theatre.

Recent acting credits include Tonightly with Tom Ballard, True Story with Hamish and Andy, Darryl: from Beach to SnowI, Whose Line Is It Anyway Australia, and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill. She performs regularly at the Giant Dwarf Theatre as part of the ITS Ensemble.

An avid writer, Bridie has written and performed three one-act plays, which have toured to great success across Australia and New Zealand. She wrote for Tonightly with Tom Ballard, and a sketch she co-wrote won the 2018 ARIA for best comedy release.  Bridie is a former national improv champion.



Emily Bull is an Executive Producer with over 15 years industry experience. Emily is a passionate advocate of film content within the digital space and has worked tirelessly to raise its awareness and use in the Australasian region.

Tapping into her entrepreneurial and creative spirit she went on to become co-founder and Executive Producer of award winning branded content agency with partner Pablo Jeffress.

She is the Australasian BCMA chapter-head, and the Spike Asia 2017 Entertainment jury member and 2015 Entertainment Jury President.

Emily is currently in production for Happy Hour a wine comedy panel show, a show about the wonderful world of wine & the science of booze and Crossing Paths, an interactive film project that follows the interconnecting lives of 12 characters over the course of a day.  

Most recently Emily has come on board as producer for Gut Feeling, she’s extremely excited and passionate about working with like minded creators to tell a comedic story from such a relatable female perspective.



Growing up around visual artist, Tilly developed skills of in drawing, sculpture and a keen passion for visual storytelling. In 2012, Tilly was accepted to The National Art School for an intensive course, where she learnt and honed techniques in art painting.

From a young age she has involved herself in film, theatre and the visual arts. In 2015 she traveled to Prague, vienna and London, where she was involved in two works as part of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design Space, and experienced significant festivals and art galleries. In 2017 she revisited London and travelled to Berlin to experience several operas, theatre and musicals. 

In 2016 Tilly assisted costume designer Tess Negroponte on Opera Australia’s Production of Carmen. 

Recently she assisted Costume Designer Tess Scofield on the STC’s 2017 Production of ‘The Secret River’ which traveled to Adelaide, as well as the Brisbane based Television series ‘Harrow’. 

She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at NIDA in 2016 and her Masters of Fine Arts in 2017.

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Toby Petch / Director of Photography

Toby Petch is an Australian cinematographer and photographic artist based in Sydney, Australia.

After commencing his career merging film production with fine arts photography, Toby has worked extensively as an independent filmmaker, shooting over 50 short films, documentaries, commercials, music videos and PSAs in Australia, Canada and the United States.

He has helped many directors realise their stories and gained recognition from the Australian Cinematographer’s Society.

During his time abroad he completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, studying under dual fellowships from Australia and the United States.



Originally trained in classical guitar, Mark Douglas Williams has been composing music since the 1980s, initially as a pop song writer and guitarist/vocalist. Branching out into Interactive Multimedia and the early Web in the 90s, he has created music for a range of interactive educational resources, primarily for the NSW Board of Studies.

Mark’s passion for music has always been closely connected to his pursuits in visual design, interactive media and education. With a degree in English and Fine Arts, Mark has taught Visual Arts at secondary school, as well as digital media at TAFE. Since 2000, Mark has spent more than 16 years developing educational multimedia websites and online skills testing applications for the Board of Studies, involving sound and music, video, graphics, animation and user design.

Having completed a Graduate Certificate in 2014, Mark is now in the final year of his Masters in Screen Music at AFTRS. Passionate about the  expression of feeling and emotion in music and film, Mark is also currently pursuing the possibilities of ‘music in motion’ inside 3D games engines and the emerging virtual technologies.


The Gut Feeling team are working with a range of collaborators both from within AFTRS as well as the broader Australian film and TV community.

This project would simply not have been possible without the support of writer and script editor Grace Blacket who breathed life into the project in the early stages.