Lynn-Maree Danzey is a director of network drama and dramedy, with her credits including A Place To Call Home (Seven Network), House Husbands (Playmaker/Nine), Love Child (Playmaker/Nine), the Emmy-nominated teen series Dance Academy (Werner Productions/ABC), All Saints and Packed to the Rafters (Seven Network), and the dramedy Camp starring Rachel Griffiths (Matchbox Pictures/NBC). Most recently, Lynn-Maree has directed Grace Beside Me (Magpie Pictures/ABC/NITV), NITV’s first commissioned live-action scripted series. She also has a feature in development, Buckle Up Baby, which was selected for the Aurora Script Workshop.
Working with one of Australia’s premier drama producers, John Edwards, she previously directed the telemovie pilot of The Secret Life of Us for Network Ten. The show went on to be nominated for two AFI Awards that year and enjoyed four seasons as the network’s flagship program. In 2002, she directed the acclaimed mini-series Secret Bridesmaids’ Business for ABC.
Lynn-Maree began her career as a script supervisor and first assistant director. She worked with Jane Campion on The Piano, Portrait of a Lady and Holy Smoke; with Peter Jackson on Heavenly Creatures; and Jodie Foster on Anna and the King. Her first foray into directing was with the short film Fetch starring Matt Day, which premiered at Cannes in 1998 and was nominated for the Palme d’Or. The short went on to win thirteen international awards, screening at dozens of film festivals including New York, London, Telluride and Rotterdam. It went to air in the US on HBO. Lynn-Maree has been nominated for three Australian Directors Guild Awards for her work on Dance Academy and All Saints.