Press release from Verve

Sean Condon and Rob Hibbert’s comedy drama I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, directed by Erin White, will premiere on the Comedy Channel this Thursday December 3.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better is an edgy behind-the-scenes look at a TV sketch comedy show that follows the writers, producers, network executives and actors involved in the difficult business of being funny.

Both copywriters, Condon and Hibbert won a $25,000 development grant as part of the Comedy Gold initiative at the 2007 Screen Producers of Australian annual conference.

Ahead of the Premiere, Verve Films has announced that four-time AFI nominated and IF Award-winning director Erin White will join the company in 2010 for commercial representation.

Erin is one of Australia’s most promising young directors. In 2009 her short film fOUR won the Flickerfest Audience Award and was selected to screen at the G’day USA RADAR Showcase in Los Angeles. In 2008 fOUR won the IF Award for Best Short Film; Outstanding Filmmaker Award at the prestigious Hatchfest Festival in Bozeman Montana; as well as the SMPTE Collaborative Award for excellence in Visual Effects. It was nominated for two AFI Awards for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay in a Short Film; and has won and been nominated for many craft awards both in Australia and internationally.

Erin’s earlier short film Dugong screened in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival as well as the 2007 Aspen Short Film Festival, and was the winner of the Flickerfest 2008 Seed Productions Award for Best Achievement in an Original Australian Screenplay and the St Kilda Film Festival 2008 Best Achievement in a Screenplay award. In 2007 Dugong was nominated for two AFI Awards for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay in a Short Film, as well as an Australian Directors’ Guild Award.

In 2007 Erin was nominated for the Atlab IF Award for Rising Talent. Her 2005 Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduating film 62 Sleeps won the Dendy Award for Drama Under 15 minutes at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Young Talent Award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools.

Erin also recently directed two episodes of Rush for Southern Star John Edwards/Network 10 and was given the honour of writing and directing the Flickerfest 2010 trailer.

Erin holds a Masters in Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney, Australia.

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