Hoodlum is an Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning production company founded in 1999 by Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.


Hoodlum operates between Australia, the US and the UK, and has a first-look deal with Disney’s ABC Studios. Hoodlum’s global slate runs across scripted and unscripted television and feature film with productions currently in development with partners including ABC Signature, Fox, Peacock, Netflix, CBS International and A&E amongst others.


Hoodlum is currently working with ABC Australia and Margot Robbie's LuckyChap Entertainment to produce SHAKESPEARE NOW, a ten-part series updating the work of Shakespeare using all-female writers and directors. Also announced is feature film NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAIN based on the multi award-winning book from Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani who chronicled his harrowing experiences in the tome No Friend But The Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison.


Hoodlum is currently facilitating the second series of ABC Signature / Amazon series THE WILDS and is also in production for the ABC cutting edge series ALL MY FRIENDS ARE RACIST.


Hoodlum's latest production HARROW is currently in its third season, a 10-part series with ABC Australia and ABC Studios starring Ioan Gruffudd with the second season of FIVE BEDROOMS, an 8x1 hour series for Ten distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution including to Peacock in North America to air in mid 2021.


Hoodlum is also in production on an original narrative drama podcast which will launch in late 2021.

Previous Drama

In 2018, Hoodlum also produced the 8x1 hour TIDELANDS, the first original drama series for Netflix in Australia. TIDELANDS launched globally in December 2018.


In 2014, Hoodlum produced the 6-part thriller starring Martin Henderson, SECRETS & LIES, as the flagship TV drama for Network Ten Australia. SECRETS & LIES was then remade in the USA for ABC starring Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe. Season 2 of SECRETS & LIES 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.


Previous Film and Television Productions include AUSTRALIA DAY, starring Bryan Brown, a feature film for Foxtel released in Australia theatrically through Icon Film Distribution; the 10-part drama series SLiDE for Foxtel's Fox 8 Channel in Australia, and THE STRANGE CALLS a 6-part narrative comedy series for Australia's ABC.


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. Hoodlum 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.

Our Commitment

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.