Fadia AbboudDirector

Fadia Abboud is a filmmaker based out of Sydney, Australia. Most recently, Fadia directed the series House of Gods. The series follows the lives of an ambitious Iraqi Australian family grappling with newfound power and privilege when their charismatic patriarch is elected head cleric of their local mosque. The series premiered on the ABC and was produced by Matchbox Pictures/NBCU. Additionally, Fadia directed episodes of the Stan series Year Of, for Roadshow Rough Diamond, a spin-off of the popular Stan Originals series Bump. Other television credits include Hardball (Northern Pictures/ABC), After the Verdict (Subtext Pictures/Nine Network), Here Come the Habibs! (Jungle/Nine Network), Barons (2Jons/ABC), Les Norton (Roadshow Rough Diamond/ABC), and Australian Gangster (Roadshow Rough Diamond/Seven Network).

In 2020, Fadia directed segments for the anthology film Here Out West, which opened at the Sydney Film Festival the following year. She has directed two short films for LGBTQI initiatives with ABC and SBS: Concern for Welfare (SBS Love Bites 2018), a 12-minute narrative fiction funded by Create NSW; and Club Arak (ABC Queer for Short 2018), a seven-minute documentary based on a queer Arab dance party (of the same name) of which she is a founder.

In 2005 Fadia directed a 26-minute documentary called I Remember 1948, which screened on SBS.  Fadia’s final film at UTS while doing her BA Communications was In the Ladies Lounge (2007), which won two awards in the My Queer Career competition at the Mardi Gras Film Festival. Big Trouble, Little Fish (2010), written and directed by Fadia, was funded by Parramatta City Council and screened at Flickerfest. Fadia Abboud was also the co-director of the Arab Film Festival Australia between 2007 and 2017.


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