Emma Freeman is one of Australia’s leading directors in television. Her work includes The Newsreader, Love Me, Clickbait, Stateless, Glitch, Secret City, Sisters, Offspring, Tangle, Puberty Blues, Hawke, Love My Way and Secret Life of Us.
A graduate of Victorian College of the Arts, Emma was nominated for 2010 AFI Best Direction in Television for her work on Tangle and Hawke, for which she won the award. Hawke was also awarded the AFI for Best Telemovie or Mini-Series and won the ADG award for Best Direction in a TV Mini-Series or Telefeature.
Emma is the recipient of ADG awards for Best Direction in a Television Drama Series for Secret City, Best Direction in a Television Drama Series for Glitch, nominated for Sisters and Best Direction in a Television Drama Series for Stateless, along with the 2020 AACTA for Best Direction in a Television Drama Series for Stateless and a record breaking 18 AACTA nominations. In 2021, she also received the AACTA for Best Direction of a Television Drama for The Newsreader and Best Drama Series.
Emma’s first feature film, The Circus, is currently in development.Close