Kim Farrant is a director with a dramatic feature, numerous shorts, episodic network television and documentaries to her credit. Her dramatic debut, the thriller Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes, premiered in World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
She is currently directing the Australian premiere of the stage play Rules For Living at Melbourne’s Red Stitch Theatre while developing several other projects to direct: including Angel of Mine – written by BAFTA winner/Oscar-nominated Luke Davies – a remake of the French thriller L’Empreinte de L’Ange for producers Su Armstrong, Brian and Josh Etting; Hush Money for Michael Winterbottom’s company Revolutionary Films, with Josh Hymas producing; and an episodic television series Devoted, written by Andy Parker.
Kim’s first feature documentary, the critically-acclaimed Naked on the Inside was a finalist at the Sydney Film Festival, and was nominated for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Documentary. Kim’s other directing work includes the action procedural Rush (Endemol/Ten), short films Between Me and Bombshell, and television documentaries The Secret Side of Me (SBS) and Out of the Saddle.
She began her career as an actor completing ‘The Journey’ at the Actors Centre in Sydney before training at the American New Theatre with acting coach Eric Morris. She graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (whose alumni include Jane Campion and Gillian Armstrong) with a Master of Arts (Honours) in Directing. Kim has written and directed a number of short films that have screened worldwide at festivals including Cannes, London, Cork, Bilboa, NYU.