Nicole is a writer, director, producer and graduate of Sydney Film School with a passion for comedy, world building and sci-fi.
In 2019 she was announced as one of Screen Producers Australia’s‘Ones to Watch’.
As well as writing and directing multiple episodes, she is the Series Producer of the internationally recognised and award-winning comedy web series ‘Sydney Sleuthers’.
The short film ‘Magnetic’, which she wrote and directed, premiered at Sydney Film Festival 2019 and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
She was the producer of the short film 'The Takedown of Melanie Sprottle' which, alongside coming 3rd in the the Filmaka Final Competition is commencing it's festival run in 2020.
Last year Nicole had two TV pilot scripts listed as semi-finalists in the 2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. On top of this, her recent achievements include being a grant recipient of the Create NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund, winner of the Create NSW & Screenworks ‘GO VIRAL’ competition, shortlisted for the ABC DisRupted Initiative, semi-finalist in the Fade In Awards and longlisted for the Australian Writers’ Guild John Hinde Award for excellence in science fiction writing.
Nicole is disability advocate who champions diverse representation in all her projects, as well as having a slight obsession with comedians Tina Fey and Ali Wong.
Founded by two award-winning female filmmakers, Paraverse Pictures is on a mission
to promote storytellers from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. We write, develop, produce and direct scripted film, television and short form content.
We believe that different perspectives breed new, engaging and unique entertainment in the genres we know and love. And let's face it - we're massive sci-fi nerds.
Joanna Beveridge is a writer, director and producer based in Western Sydney who infuses sci-fi stories with stealth politics.
She’s worked as a Creative Producer for NBCUniversal, Network Ten, Matchbox Pictures and ITV Studios. She was recently a Director’s Delegate for the Australian Directors’ Guild at SPA’s annual Screen Forever conference and has been selected for Screen NSW’s Emerging Producer Placement 2020.
In 2019, she created and was Series Producer of the internationally recognised, award-winning web series ‘Sydney Sleuthers’, of which she wrote and directed many episodes. She was also the producer of the sh0rt film 'Magnetic' which premiered at Sydney Film Festival 2019.
At the end of 2019 she wrote and directed ‘The Takedown of Melanie Sprottle’, which placed 3rd in the international directing competition run by Filmaka. It will have its festival premiere at the Melbourne Indie Film Festival and has been selected by the Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta.
Additionally, her recent achievements include being a grant recipient of the Create NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund, winner of the Create NSW & Screenworks ‘GO VIRAL’ competition, shortlisted for the ABC DisRupted Initiative, semi-finalist in the BlueCat Screenwriting competition, semi-finalist in the FremantleMedia Blue Sky Drama Initiative and longlisted for the Australian Writers’ Guild John Hinde Award for excellence in science fiction writing.
Joanna is determined to see more diversity in front of and behind the camera, particularly in science fiction, fantasy and action stories.