Sian Davies is an accomplished director and writer of television, film and commercials. Sian’s most recent work includes directing the 2023 Logie nominated series Black Snow (Goalpost Pictures/Sundance TV), directing 2023 Logie nominated The Twelve (Easy Tiger/Foxtel), Spreadsheet (Northern Pictures/Paramount +), 2023 Logie nominated Surviving Summer (Werner Films/Netflix) and Bloom S2 and The Gloaming for Stan. Sian won two Australian Director’s Guild awards in 2022 for Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Series Episode for Spreadsheet, and Best Direction in a Children’s TV or SVOD Drama Series Episode for Surviving Summer. She was additionally nominated for an Australian Director’s Guild award for Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series Episode for The Twelve. Other recent credits include Reef Break, Bad Mothers (Jungle Entertainment), Wentworth (FremantleMedia), House Husbands (Playmaker), and True Story with Hamish and Andy (Radio Karate), for which she received an ADG Award nomination for Best Direction in a TV Comedy Program. Sian was set-up director for Playing For Keeps (Screentime), which received a TV Tonight Award for Best New Series.
In 2016, she directed the third series of the International Emmy® Award-winning series Nowhere Boys for Matchbox and ABC3, for which she received a 2017 ADG Award nomination for Best Direction in a Children’s Drama Series. She also directed on the fourth series of Nowhere Boys in 2018 which was nominated for a Screen Producers Australia award for Children’s Series Production of the Year in 2019. Previously, Sian directed all episodes of the first season of ABC’s comedy series, The Ex-PM, which also earned her an ADG Award nomination for Best Direction of a Comedy Series. Her other credits include episodes of the internationally-acclaimed ABC drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie Davis, which sold into more than 120 territories worldwide, Offspring and Rush for Network Ten, Winners and Losers for the Seven Network and Satisfaction for Foxtel. She directed three episodes of the comedy/crime series Mr. and Mrs. Murder for Network Ten and Fremantle Media, and also wrote on one episode of the series.
Sian has written and directed several short films which have enjoyed extensive festival play worldwide. Her debut film Poetry, financed by Film Victoria, premiered at MIFF in 2007. Her follow up film Piñata, produced by Yaman Films, had its world premiere in competition at MIFF in 2009, and her VCA graduate film Blackout screened at Forum Cannes and Clermont Ferrand.
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