Producer Hatty Hodgson formed Very Nice Joe in 2014, producing short film It, for which she also wrote the screenplay. Next up was an 8 minute film about Small Faces singer and guitarist Steve Marriott Midnight of My Life starring Martin Freeman and directed by Phil Davis, which premiered at the 2015 London Film Festival.
Hatty started out in production, working in TV drama and documentary for the BBC and independent production companies. She began to develop and produce short films with a filmmaking collective through which she also produced no-budget feature Nice Guy. Hatty was selected for London Film School's Fast Forward producing programme in 2012. She recently worked as development executive for producer Robert Jones across a varied TV and film slate including Babylon for Channel 4, The Harry Hill Movie and SuperBob.
"Very Nice Joe is a means to add my creative voice and support to films I believe in. The qualities of a script that excite me are; a specific world that by combination of tone, language, and setting only exists in that film, weird-but-true moments – strange moments that nevertheless feel true and enlightening, and a sense of the absurd."