Founded in May 2020, Harpy Productions was created by Noga Flaishon and Katie Pratten
Our motto "WICKED WOMEN TELLING WEIRD TALES" is a perfect summary of what we do. We strive to bring women to the forefront as Directors, Producers, Artists, Writers and Actors.
Our work focuses on new and original works by primarily undiscovered talent - bringing to life stories that may not otherwise be told. We use narrative devised from the worlds of Science Fiction and Horror cinema to examine real social issues and shine a light on dark corners.
Our mission is to support emerging creatives, particularly within the sci-fi and horror genres. This has come in the form of adapting new works of fiction into professional audio dramas, connecting writers with actors and directors to perform pieces, as well as hosting our very own festive Horror Competition 'The Fright Before Christmas'. Our In-House team has performed our own original pieces for Fringe Theatre (such as Bunker and Lethe) and in growing as a Company, we hope to provide a productive and gratifying space for everyone we work with.
(CO-FOUNDER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)
An actor, writer, singer and Dungeon Master. Noga classifies herself as a storyteller. She began writing plays at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since.
She moved to the UK from Israel to train in the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which she graduated at 2017.
Noga's writing is influenced by New Wave Sci-Fi, modern horror cinema and some very dark humour she inherited from her family. Her writing contributions include projects for Harpy Productions, including audio drama adaptations for creepypasta stories 'My Father Punished Me When I Talked To Ghosts' and 'SMILE: It'll Be Over Soon' and original Theatre Production 'BUNKER".
(CO-FOUNDER / PRODUCER)
Katie trained as a script consultant and Assistant Producer with 'Pixeleyed Pictures', an independent production Company from Pinewood Studios.
Originally an aspiring novelist, she moved onto writing original screenplays, the majority categorised within the genres of "psychological thriller" and "elevated horror". However moving into the world of producing, she has helped to create a number of projects, including the multi award-winning LGBTQ+ short film 'From A To Q' (featuring the song 'Lover' by Taylor Swift) and the upcoming feature film 'Dani-El'.
To champion new work that pushes the boundaries of conventional theatre. To discover, nurture and support new and undiscovered talent. To provide a platform for new and undiscovered talent.
To to hold ourselves and our collaborators to a high professional standard. Thrive to create work to the best out our ability and to grow with each new
To treat all individuals with respect and to approach each other and those we work with in an inclusive and non-judgmental manner. To hear and value the opinions of other to inform our decisions.
To treat everyone who works with us with respect and professionalism. To enact full transparency with our collaborators & partners. To maintain an honest and supportive communication with anyone who works with us. To provide a yes/ no answer to any and all applicants who have taken the time to apply to our callouts, castings and job opportunities.