Hoodlum is an Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning production company founded in 1999 by Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield and operating between Australia, the US and the UK. The company’s global slate runs across scripted and unscripted television and feature film with projects in development and production with Paramount +, ABC, STAN, CBS International and more.
Hoodlum’s most recent productions included action-thriller LAND OF BAD, starring Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth, and drama series IN OUR BLOOD for the ABC. Hoodlum also recently produced the romantic comedy feature films CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM, which premiered on Stan, and A PERFECT PAIRING for Netflix, which hit number 1 globally. The third season of FIVE BEDROOMS premiered on Paramount Plus in Australia and Peacock in the US, with the fourth season set to release in May 2023.
Currently, Hoodlum is working on the feature film NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS based on the award-winning book from Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani who chronicled his harrowing experiences as a refugee seeking asylum in Australia, which resulted in his incarceration on Manus Island.
Other recent productions include the third season of HARROW starring Ioan Gruffudd, the second series of the ABC Signature / Amazon series THE WILDS, and AACTA winning series ALL MY FRIENDS ARE RACIST, streaming on ABC TV + iview.
In 2018, Hoodlum produced TIDELANDS, the first original drama series for Netflix in Australia which launched globally in December 2018.
In 2014, Hoodlum produced the thriller SECRETS & LIES, starring Martin Henderson, as the flagship TV drama for Network Ten Australia. SECRETS & LIES was then remade in the US starring Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe. Season 2 aired on ABC in 2016. Hoodlum then set up their LA office going on to produce a remake of THE STRANGE CALLS with NBC and 20th Century Fox.
Hoodlum is recognized for its pioneering work creating multiplatform content for audiences around the globe. Most recently, their VR production, INSIDE MANUS, won Best Interactive Production at the 2017 Screen Producers Australia Awards. The company is also developing and producing original podcasts in both the factual and scripted space.
Productions created in partnership with global broadcasters and brands include THE WILDS: SEASON 2; VIKINGS; TEXAS RISING; OPERATION INTEL; DIVERGENT; the Primetime Emmy Award winning LOST: DHARMA WANTS YOU and FIND815; the two-time BAFTA Award winning SPOOKS; DANCE ACADEMY; SALT; CONSPIRACY 365; PRIMEVAL EVOLVED and EMMERDALE.
Hoodlum is a proudly Australian company with an international footprint making content for the world. At Hoodlum, we believe and are fully committed to telling authentic stories that reflect the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think. We are passionate about stories that represent global perspectives and the diverse world we live in and we recognise that inclusion is key to having stories that connect us.
Hoodlum is committed to increasing representation in our business, in the creation of the stories we are producing and who we have on-screen in our stories. As such we believe strongly in the SDIN Charter of Inclusion.
Please note that Hoodlum is currently not accepting unsolicited submissions.