THE MOSMAN DAILY -
'FRAME AND FORTUNE' COVER STORY AND INTERVIEW

 

"Spencer and Lloyd Harvey are taking their locally inspired art to the world...

 

Poetry and motion. The Harvey's don't have to walk far from the family gallery for inspiration, writes Lisa Mayoh.

 

They're developing a TV show for the US, producing award-winning films and creating a series of stunning photographs exhibited in their family gallery..."

SPENCER & LLOYD HARVEY IN CONVERSATION ABOUT 'THE POETRY SERIES'

 

Spencer and Lloyd Harvey will be showing their photographic exhibition 'The Poetry Series - stanzas 1-13' at Harvey Galleries Mosman from June 14th - 23rd.

SCREEN AUSTRALIA 'TALENT USA' RECIPIENTS

 

Spencer and Lloyd Harvey have been selected as two of sixteen Australians who will travel to Los Angeles for high level meetings and workshops as part of Screen Australia’s third Talent USA contingent in September 2018.

CLICK HERE to read more.

PILOT IN DEVELOPMENT WITH
AMC INTERNATIONAL 

 

Spencer and Lloyd Harvey recently sold their original TV Pitch "We're Really Happy" to AMC International. The project is currently in development with AMC and Chernin Entertainment.

2017 YOUNG & HUNGRY LIST 

Each year through the Tracking Boards a list of Hollywood's Top 100 New Writers is released called the "Young & Hungry List".  Spencer and Lloyd Harvey were included in the 2017 list featuring their projects "Photo Booth" and "We're Really Happy".

BACKSTORY - MAGAZINE PROFILE

Each year Sean Kennelly covers the Academy Nicholl Fellowship ceremony and interviews the winners about their process and their screenplays. See 4 page profile with Spencer and Lloyd Harvey below.

AUSTRALIANS IN FILM - PROFILE

Spencer and Lloyd Harvey are profiled on the Australians In Film website and in their print booklet "AURA 2017" that profiles new Australian Screen Talent.

GO INTO THE STORY - INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT MYERS

 

Spencer and Lloyd were interviewed by Blacklist blog-writer Scott Myers for his blog 'Go Into The Story' about their writing process, their feature screenplay 'Photo Booth' and their Nicholl win. Read full 5 page interview via link below:

2017 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE FINALISTS


Spencer and Lloyd are 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize finalists with their piece "The Mirror". 1 of 49 pieces chosen out of 3000.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery from April to June and then tour to a range of venues around Australia.  The selected image will be revealed on opening night.

THE ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP LIVE READ 2016

 

On the 3rd of November 2016 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills Spencer Harvey and Lloyd Harvey were awarded one of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Click the video link to watch the live read excerpt of their screenplay 'Photo Booth' performed by John Cho, Alia Shawkat, Cary Elwes and Asia Naomi King. 

ABC iVIEW -
'THE GIFT' FEATURED AS BEST OF FLICKERFEST

'The Gift' will be featured on ABC iView as the '25 Best of Flickerfest' till March 2017.

 

"Now in its 26th year Flickerfest continues to be the most significant, dedicated, short film event in the Australian landscape and this collection showcases some of the best drama films it's had to offer."

THE ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP CEREMONY 2016

 

On the 3rd of November 2016 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills Spencer Harvey and Lloyd Harvey were awarded one of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Click the video link to watch their acceptance speech and introduction by noted screenwriter Misan Sargay. 

THE ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP RED CARPET 2016

 

 

THE MANLY DAILY -
'THE BIG BREAK'

 

"Balgowlah siblings Lloyd and Spencer Harvey have joined an elite emerging filmmakers club.

 

Balgowlah’s Lloyd and his sister Spencer Harvey produced one of only five scripts chosen as winners of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship, in Los Angeles. The academy is the organisation behind the Oscars.

Their script was called Photo Booth.

Nearly 7000 scripts from around the world were entered in the competition..."

WINNERS announcement for the 'ACADEMY NICOLL FELLOWSHIP in Screenwriting'.

 

Spencer and Lloyd are 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship winners for their feature film Screenplay "Photo Booth".

Semi-Finalist announcement for the 2016 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

 

Spencer and Lloyd's portrait of Wendy Sharpe 'The Ritual' has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2016 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

Finalist announcement for the 'ACADEMY NICOLL FELLOWSHIP in Screenwriting'.

 

Spencer and Lloyd have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship for their feature film Screenplay "Photo Booth".

'THE MOON' published on VOGUE ITALIA

 

The first image from Spencer & Lloyd's Art Portrait Series "The Moon - Molly Ellison" was published this week by PhotoVogue on Vogue Italia online.

 

Sydney duo Spencer and Lloyd Harvey bring 'THE GIFT' to St Kilda Film Festival

 

"The film explores sexuality, disability and family drama, telling the story of a boy with cerebral palsy who wants to lose his virginity on his 18th birthday.

Ms Harvey said she was thrilled to be selected in the top 100 that will compete more than $40,000 in cash and prizes at Australia’s oldest and largest short film festival.

“We’re so excited to be a part of it,” she said..."

Spencer & Lloyd Harvey
win the GOLDEN YOWIE

 

Thank you to the Blue Mountains Film Festival for these video highlights of a great festival experience.

Interview with Spencer and Lloyd in December Issue of FILMINK MAGAZINE about 'THE GIFT' and FLICKERFEST

 

'"Flickerfest is the one you want to be in," writer/director, Lloyd Harvey, tells Filmink. "It's one of those coveted festivals where you know that you're in a good place if you get screened there". 

On a calander busting with events calling for submissions, Flickerfest still claims prime position as Australia's premiere short film festival, and the place to go to see the most exciting up-and-coming talent, especially of the local variety.

And, as of last year, the Australian competition catagory is now Oscar-accredited, along with its already accredited International competition. It's a timely endorsement for the festival, which has again assembled a terrific showcase of local shorts for 2014. 

One of those films is Lloyd Harvey's 'The Gift', a touching short about a young man with cerebral palsy (Harry Greenwood, son of Hugh Weaving), whose birthday wish is to lose his virginity, but who must overcome his mother's reservations first..."

 

'THE GIFT' Official Selection for FLICKERFEST 2014 and named 1 of TIMEOUT SYDNEY'S TOP 10 of FEST!

 

'The Gift' will be getting its Sydney Premiere in January 2014 at Oscar-Qualifying Film Festival FLICKERFEST! 

It has also had the official thumbs up from TIME OUT Sydney Magazine as one of the "Top ten highlights of the festival: 

‘The Gift’ (Australia) In shades of The Sessions, a boy with cerebral palsy asks to lose his virginity for his birthday."

Spencer & Lloyd Pre-film
Tropfest Postcard

 

Tropfest interviewed Spencer & Lloyd about their top 16 entry "Sorry Baby". 

TROPFEST 2013 FINALISTS


Directors Lloyd Harvey and Spencer Harvey on the black carpet as one of the finalists of Trofest 2013. 

THE MANLY DAILY -
'SEAFORTH SIBLINGS ADD TO THEIR BURGEONING LIST OF HIT SHORT FILMS'

 

"Seaforth siblings Spencer and Lloyd Harvey's short film about a bound-and-gagged bond collector caught in the middle of a heated dispute between two, dangerous women has been selected for Tropfest.

 

Their five-and-a-half minute film, Sorry Baby, was shot at the family's former home at Terrey Hills.

"We made the film at the end of May, just before we went to the US with The Gift," Ms Harvey said.

"We are very excited to have been chosen for Tropfest.

"The Gift, another short film made by Harvey House, was accepted at a number of international film festivals, including the prestigious Rhode Island Film Festival..."

'SORRY BABY' an official TOP 16 FINALIST in 2013 December TROPFEST

 

As of the 19th of November, 'Sorry Baby' is an official TOP 16 finalist at the December 2013 Tropfest!

Spencer & Lloyd Harvey feature on 'SHORTS HD' - Festival Road Trip

 

Filmed in Hollywood at HollyShorts Film festival - the segment will feature on the Short HD Movie Channel in 2013.

'THE GIFT' Wins the 'BEST SHORT - Audience Choice' GRAND PRIZE AWARD

 

Audiences rally behind "The Gift" at Oscar Qualifying FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. A must stop film festival on the international festival circuit.

'THE GIFT' Wins the GOLDEN YOWIE BEST OF FESTIVAL

 

On Saturday the 5th of October Spencer & Lloyd were awarded the GOLDEN YOWIE - BEST OF FESTIVAL for 'The Gift' at The Blue Mountains Film Festival 2013.

'JACK & JILL' Wins 'LUCKIEST FILM' - BEST OF FESTIVAL

 

On Saturday the 12th of October Spencer & Lloyd were awarded the LUCKIEST FILM - BEST OF FESTIVAL for 'Jack & Jill' at The Lucky Film Festival 2013!

'THE GIFT' Wins BEST DRAMA

 

On Sunday the 29th of October Spencer & Lloyd were awarded BEST DRAMA for 'The Gift' at the 5th Annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

'THE GIFT' feature on 'THE PROJECT'

 

Spencer & Lloyd were featured on Australia’s top rating news and entertainment program - Channel 10’s “The Project.” 

 

It promoted 'The Gift's' Australian Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
OPENING NIGHT


Directors Lloyd Harvey and Spencer Harvey on the red carpet at the Opening Night of the Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

FILM INK MAGAZINE - 'SWEET SIXTEEN'

 

"FilmInk speaks to co-writers, directors and siblings, Lloyd and Spencer Harvey, about crafting their deeply moving short ‘The Gift’ about a young man’s sexual awakening.

“We were on one of our ‘please-nature-swat-us-with-an-idea-for-a-story’ walks and we started talking about romance. ‘Let’s tell a love story!’ we said. So we started to talk about falling in love for the first time and that all-important, all exciting and yet completely frightening leap into sex,” explains directing duo Lloyd and Spencer Harvey (pictured) of their latest short, the deeply affecting The Gift. Following an international premiere at the Palm Springs ShortFest, the film is set to screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 1...”

THE MANLY DAILY -
'GIFT KEEPS ON GIVING'

 

"SEAFORTH siblings Spencer and Lloyd Harvey are ecstatic at their short film being selected for another major movie festival.

 

The pair received the nod for The Gift to be screened at the Melbourne Film Festival. It takes their total of acceptances for Oscar-accredited film festivals to three – the others being California’s Palm Springs Film Festival, and the Rhode Island Film Festival in New York State. The short film stars peninsula resident Anne Tenney ( A Country Practice) whose character is forced to question her views on sexuality and her own relationship with her husband, after their son, who has cerebral palsy, asks for their help to lose his virginity..."

CULT MAGAZINE -
'THE GIFT'

 

Disability and sex work intersect in the new short from Lloyd and Spencer Harvey.
 

SX MAGAZINE - READY AND ABLE

 

Disability and sex work intersect in an exciting new short from Lloyd and Spencer Harvey, 

writes Garrett Bithell.

 

What would you do if your son asked to lose his virginity for his birthday? 

This is the dilemma explored in the latest short film by award-winning brother and sister writer/director duo, Lloyd and Spencer Harvey, The Gift.

Centred on Charlie, who has cerebral palsy, the film is set on the night of his 18th birthday as the family waits for his ‘gift’ to arrive. Disability and sex work are about to collide, and we follow a brave family for whom this rite of passage is wrought with more complications than usual.

“As a brother and sister team, we’ve always been very interested in the family dynamic and breaking down the individual roles. Coming of age in a family setting is always a transition for everyone, especially as parents adapt to their changing role within their children’s lives,” Lloyd tells SX. “We were very interested in seeing the shift in the family dynamic and in particular the shift in the mother’s role when confronted more intimately with their child’s sexual awakening...”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPHY 

 

Short Australian film THE GIFT is a big hit worldwide!

 

THE Gift is the little Aussie film that could.

 

The little-known independent local movie starring Hugo Weaving's son, Harry Greenwood, is one of the hottest tickets on the international short-film circuit.

And it was made on a budget of less than $10,000, pretty much what we'd expect the cast and crew of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby to spend on lunch.

Created by brother and sister team Lloyd and Spencer Harvey, who have already won several awards for previous works, The Gift also stars Anne Tenney (The Castle and Always Greener), Mark Lee (Gallipoli), Hannah Marshall and Ben Mingay....

THE GIFT - REVIEWS

 

James Wegg Review (below) from Palm Springs International Shortsfest and Cub Reporter (left) review from Luke Daykin.

THE SUN HERALD 

 

The Sun Herald featured the cast & crew screening of ‘The Gift’. Seen below with friend and actress Krew Boylan.

'THE GIFT' and 'SOCIAL INC.'

 

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s initiative ‘Social Inc’ interviewed ‘The Gift’ star Harry Greenwood and mentor Scott Elsworth on what it was like to develop a character with Cerebral Palsy. 

 

'The Gift' and this feature will be used in schools within Australia to promote social inclusion.

FILM INK MAGAZINE - SHORT FILM 'THE GIFT' WRAPS

 

GENERAL: What would you do if your disabled son asked to lose his virginity for his birthday?

This is the dilemma explored in the latest short film by award-winning brother and sister writer/director duo, Lloyd and Spencer Harvey...

'ON STORY' - Writer/Director feature on
Spencer & Lloyd Harvey

 

As well as being an OFFICIAL SELECTION for the 2012 Festival, Spencer and Lloyd were included in a feature by Oscar qualifying Austin Film Festival’s ON STORY season 3 television program, which provides a look inside the creative process from today’s leading writer’s and directors. The program was first aired on PBS in early 2013.

FILMMAKER FEATURE at Byron Bay International Film Festival

 

Spencer and Lloyd were Official Selections with their film 'Jack & Jill' and were able to attend the Byron Bay International Film Festival 2013 to be a part of the filmmakers Q & A. Here is a feature on them from Echonetdaily.com.

MAKE POVERTY HISTORY - NATION WIDE EVENT

 

Spencer and Lloyd were the Writer/Directors behind the only Australian Make Poverty History Commercial Campaign and Launch Event. The campaign starred award winning singer/songwriter Missy Higgins. The launch event was featured as Sydney Morning Heralds 'Party of the Week'!