Director Miranda Nation

Miranda is an award-winning writer-director, represented by HLA Management. She has combined her passions for story-telling and social justice on diverse projects; from devising theatre with trafficked women, to running film workshops in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.

Originally training as an actor, Miranda made her first short film in Paris, while studying at the prestigious Jacques Lecoq École Internationale de Théâtre. On return to Australia, she shifted focus to writing/directing, especially driven to create strong complex roles for women. In 2010 she completed a Graduate Diploma – Directing at AFTRS.

Miranda’s short film, ELI THE INVINCIBLE (2011), made entirely with young non-actors, premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, won the SBS Programming award at Flickerfest, and was selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival where Miranda participated in the Accelerator program for emerging Australian directors.

Miranda’s short film PERCEPTION (2013) was produced through Screen Australia’s highly competitive Springboard Program. PERCEPTION won the Dendy Award for Best Short Film at the Sydney Film Festival, was nominated for an AACTA Award and had its international premiere at Clermont-Ferrand.

Miranda is developing several feature and long-form projects. Her feature screenplay ZERO CIRCLE was a semi-finalist in the esteemed Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. In 2015, Miranda received a Director’s Acclaim grant from Screen Australia to work as Director’s Attachment with acclaimed writer/director Cate Shortland on her feature Berlin Syndrome.

Miranda’s debut feature UNDERTOW will premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2018.