An award-winning director, Emma Freeman is about to begin work as sole director on the third season of Glitch (Matchbox/ABC/Netflix), having just completed a block of Tidelands for Hoodlum/Netflix.
In 2015 she was sole director on the first season of Glitch, for which she won an ADG Award in 2016, and was Setup Director on the second season in 2017, directing the first three of six episodes. Emma was also the sole director on the first season of the political-thriller Secret City, (Matchbox/Foxtel), winning an ADG Award in 2017.
A graduate of VCA, Emma's short film Lamb, received First Prize, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score at Tropfest in 2002. The film also screened at Locarno, Palm Springs, Cork and New York International Film Festivals, and was invited to screen at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood. In 2003 Emma joined Fox Searchlab, a division of Fox Searchlight Pictures and directed Mittens, which was selected by Fox Searchlab as their contender for the Academy Awards.
In 2010 Emma was nominated for AFI Awards (Best Direction in Television) for Tangle and the telemovie Hawke, for which she won the award. Hawke was also nominated for a Logie (Most Outstanding Telemovie) and won the ADG award for Best Direction in a Telemovie.
Emma’s other television credits include multiple episodes of Sisters (including the telemovie pilot), Offspring, Puberty Blues, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Rush, Love My Way, The Secret Life Of Us, and Party Tricks.
Emma’s first feature film, Circus, is currently in development with Leanne Tonkes.
Emma Freeman is represented by Jane Cameron.
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