Hoodlum (production company)

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Hoodlum is an Australian production company founded by Nathan Mayfield and Tracey Robertson.[1] Hoodlum has a main office in Brisbane and a U.S. office in Los Angeles.[2][3]

In 2014, Hoodlum's television division produced the six-part show Secrets & Lies for Network Ten Australia.[4][5] Hoodlum also produced the adaptation Secrets and Lies for ABC (U.S.), which is returning for a second season in 2016.[6][7]

In 2012 Hoodlum produced The Strange Calls, a six-part narrative comedy series for Australia's ABC.[8][9][10] In January 2015, a U.S. adaptation of The Strange Calls was ordered to pilot at NBC.[11] Hoodlum is also working with ABC (U.S.) on a remake of Fat Cow Motel, their 13-part TV comedy series.[3] In 2011, Hoodlum produced the FOX8 multiplatform 10-part TV drama series SLiDE, which was nominated for an International Emmy.[1]

In 2015, Hoodlum is producing for Disney a teen sci-fi feature film Red Sands set in the Australian Outback. Hoodlum is also developing the psychological thriller Exposure for A&E Studios and Lifetime (U.S.) and supernatural drama Tidelands for ITV (U.S.).

Hoodlum Digital has created multiplatform[12] experiences for TV and Film franchises including - The Bourne Legacy, Lost (for which they won a primetime Emmy®[13]), Spooks (for which they won two BAFTA awards[14]), Primeval (for which they won an International Emmy®[15]), Salt, Vikings, and Texas Rising.


  1. ^ a b "Kiwi anchorman's star of the show". The Dominion Post, TOM CARDY, October 25, 2014, via Stuff.ca.nz.
  2. ^ "Tidelands drama to be produced by Australian company for Amazon". Sydney Morning Herald, January 21, 2014 Michael Idato
  3. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick. "'Secrets & Lies' Producer Hoodlum Inks ITV Studios America Deal". Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  4. ^ "‘Secrets & Lies’ Taps Michael Ealy As Lead In Season 2, New Case Revealed". Deadline, by Nellie Andreeva June 17, 2015
  5. ^ "Hoodlum finds a US partner". IF, 10/04/2015By Don Groves
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Picks Up 'Secrets & Lies' Starring Ryan Phillippe To Series". Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'American Crime', 'Castle' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Agent Carter', 'Galavant', 'Secrets & Lies', 'Nashville' Among ABC Renewals". Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  8. ^ "Filming commences for new ABC multiplatform comedy series, The Strange Calls". if.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  9. ^ "NBC Adds Horror Comedy Pilot 'Strange Calls'". Hollywood Reporter. January 28, 2015 by Lesley Goldberg
  10. ^ "First US role for Patrick Brammall". IF, 19/02/2015 By Don Groves
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Strange Calls' Paranormal Comedy Gets NBC Pilot Order". Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  12. ^ "The 75 most powerful people in Australian TV". Sydney Morning Herald, August 14, 2014, Michael Idato
  13. ^ "Dharma Wants You Wins Primetime Creative Arts Emmy". Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  14. ^ "Television Craft Awards Winners in 2008". www.bafta.org. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  15. ^ "Hoodlum Wins International Digital Emmy". if.com.au. Retrieved 2015-09-03.