Fadia AbboudDirector

Fadia Abboud is a filmmaker based out of Sydney, Australia. In 2021, Fadia directed a segment of anthology film Here Out West, which opened the Sydney Film Festival. 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.

Fadia directed episodes of the Fremantle/2Jons and ABC series Barons, due for release in 2022. She directed for the second series of Five Bedrooms for Hoodlum and Network Ten. 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 is currently in production on After The Verdict, for the Nine Network.

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 the co-director of the Arab Film Festival Australia between 2007 and 2017.

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