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Vicki Madden

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Victoria Madden is a Producer, Writer and Showrunner with over 30 years’ experience in the television Industry both in Australia and overseas.   She has worked as Writer and Showrunner on such shows as Halifax fp (AUS), The Bill, (UK), Trial & Retribution with Lynda La Plante (UK), The Clinic (Ireland), Water Rats, Stingers (AUS) and K9 (UK) to name a few.  She was also the writer of the 90-minute true crime telemovie for the 9 Network and Playmaker media Blood Brothers.

Victoria runs her own Production Company, Sweet Potato Films, a small boutique film and TV company in Tasmania, her home state, and has co-created, co-produced and written the critically acclaimed TV series, The Kettering Incident and more recently, created and wrote the highly commended Disney/STARZ/AUS Series, The Gloaming, set against the stunning backdrop of Hobart.

The Kettering Incident is a $15 million high-end drama for Foxtel, set in the dramatic landscape of Tasmania and is the first adult TV drama to be set there.  Critics worldwide have described it as groundbreaking, bold and confident storytelling that subverts and elevates the crime genre.

The Kettering Incident has enjoyed stunning award success both in Australia and overseas, winning the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious Series Mania Festival in Paris, with David Chase (Sopranos) as head Juror, four AACTA awards, the SPAA award (Screen Producer’s Association) for most outstanding telemovie or mini-series and two Logie awards for outstanding telemovie or mini-series.  Madden was short-listed for an Australian writer award (AWGIE) for excellence in writing and for the prestigious NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

The Kettering Incident has been Foxtel’s highest rating drama ever and been critically acclaimed in Australia and is currently showing in the US and the UK to rave reviews.  BBC worldwide has distribution rights.

The Gloaming premiered on STAN in 2020 after a stunning launch at the Sydney Opera House. The Gloaming is an $18 million Gothic Noir series that solidified Madden’s career and reputation world-wide and coined the phrase to describe her work, Tasmanian Noir.  Vicki has been nominated for the prestigious NSW Literary Award for television and the series was nominated for a Logie and an AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema, Television and the Arts).  The Gloaming was also nominated for the prestigious SPA (Screen Producer’s Award) in 2022.

Currently, Vicki is developing a TV series with the US and hopes to have a feature film in production in 2024.