Eliza & Hannah Reilly

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Sisters Eliza and Hannah Reilly are writers, creators, directors and performers for film, television and theatre.

Screen Australia funded the development of the Reilly’s co-created TV show PARTNERS IN CRIME, which Eliza has written the pilot of.

Hannah won the Rebel Wilson scholarship at ATYP to create a new stage musical which is currently in development with Rebel’s company Camp Sugar and ATYP. Hannah wrote and performed a one-woman cabaret comedy DIRECT EYE CONTACT in Sydney in 2019.

Eliza and Hannah received the first production funding through Screen Australia’s ‘Gender Matters’ program for their web series SHEILAS. SHEILAS is a comedy series on amazing and forgotten women of Australian History which was released in 2019 and won the Reilly’s an Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Web Series. The broadcast series of SHEILAS is currently in development.

Eliza and Hannah created national broadcaster ABC1’s television series GROWING UP GRACEFULLY which they wrote, directed and appeared in.  Sketches from the first series have been viewed collectively more than 15 million times on the ABC Facebook page; most notably their sketch “3.43” – a musical number about the gender pay gap – has over 8 million views.

Their writing has been featured on ABC TV’s THE CHECKOUT, Sydney Comedy Festival show LADY BITS in 2015 and the Sydney Writers Festival. The sisters hosted the ADG Awards 2019 and .

Hannah hosted Triple J’s podcast THE HOOK UP which takes a topical look at sexuality for a young audience, and she has been a regular guest on ABC 702s Afternoons with James Valentine.  Hannah and Eliza hosted GIRLS GONE MILD on FBI in Sydney for five years.

Together, Hannah and Eliza are co-creators of YARRAMADOON, a comedy debate held at Giant Dwarf Theatre. Off the back of the success of this, they created, wrote, directed and starred in a stage musical of the same name at 25A Downstairs at Belvoir.

Eliza’s stage acting has lead her to theatre companies such as 505, KXT, Melbourne Fringe, The Old Fitz and Brevity Theatre; and Hannah wrote and directed the short film GREAT DAY, which was a finalist at Tropfest in 2013.

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