Daina ReidDirector

Daina Reid began her film career as a comedy writer and actor, before making the move behind the camera. Daina’s latest work includes The Handmaid’s Tale, David Makes Man, The Spanish Princess, and Hunters.

In Australia, Daina directed the series remake of Romper Stomper, and Sunshine, which won the 2017 AACTA award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries, and the ADG Award for Best Direction of a TV Miniseries. Her other Australian credits include The Wrong Girl, The Dr Blake Mysteries and Offspring. She directed and co-produced The Secret River by Kate Grenville, which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival.

Daina’s previous projects including Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, and Paper Giants: Magazine Wars. In 2013, she directed Nowhere Boys, which won the Best Children’s Television Series AACTA Award. Daina also directed Never Tear Us Apart; The Untold Story of INXS; Ready for This; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries; Rush and City Homicide. Her first feature film, I Love You Too, starred Yvonne Strahovski and Peter Dinklage.

In 2017, Daina received the Michael Carson Award at the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards, in recognition of her excellent contribution to TV Drama Directing. For a full CV please contact

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