Fadia AbboudDirector

Fadia Abboud is a filmmaker based out of Sydney, Australia. Most recently, Fadia directed episodes of upcoming series Year Of, for Roadshow Rough Diamond and Stan, a spin-off of the popular Stan Originals series Bump. Fadia directed episodes of the Fremantle and ABC series Barons, released in 2022. Fadia also directed episodes of series After the Verdict for Subtext Pictures and Channel 9 in 2022. Fadia directed a segment of 2022 anthology film Here Out West, which opened the Sydney Film Festival in 2021. She directed the second episode of Australian Gangster for Roadshow Rough Diamond and the Seven Network, released in 2021. She then went on to direct Hardball for ABC Me which won the 2020 Prix Jeunesse International award for Outstanding Children’s Television and the 2020 International Emmy Award for Best ‘Kids: Live-Action’ series. She teamed up again with Roadshow Rough Diamond on ABC drama starring Rebel Wilson, Les Norton which was nominated at SPA for Mini-Series Production of the Year.

She directed for the second series of Five Bedrooms for Hoodlum and Network Ten. Fadia’s episode of Five Bedrooms, ‘Twenty-Seven Weeks’, was nominated for an Australian Director’s Guild Award (ADG) in 2022 for Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series Episode. Fadia also co-directed an episode of Here Come the Habibs! (Jungle/Nine Network) with Darren Ashton. Her web-series dramedy, I Luv U But… was nominated for Most Engaging YouTube Channel in Beirut.

Fadia 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.

Recently Fadia is directing Matchbox Pictures’ production House of Gods, which is currently filming.

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