Fadia Abboud

Writer/Director

Fadia Abboud has been the co-director of the Arab Film Festival Australia since 2007. Her first film screened at the first Arab Film Festival in 2001.

In 2018 Fadia directed Australian Gangster for Roadshow Rough Diamond and Seven, as well as upcoming children’s series Hardball for ABC Me. She previously co-directed an episode of Here Come the Habibs! (Jungle/Nine Network) with Darren Ashton. Her webseries dramedy, I Luv U But… (2012 & 2014), is about a marriage of convenience between a Lebanese lesbian and gay boy, and was nominated for Most Engaging Youtube Channel in Beirut. In 2019, Fadia will direct Les Norton, an ABC drama starring Rebel Wilson and David Wenham.

Fadia’s directed two short films for LGBTQI short films 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.

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