Focusing on emotionally evocative stories for screen and stage, award-winning director/writer Anna McGrath is fascinated with exploring the strange ways in which humans communicate.
Anna completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Melbourne. Following three years crewing on film and TV productions in Melbourne, she completed her Master of Film and Television (Film Narrative) in 2008 at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Anna’s films have screened at over 70 festivals worldwide and garnered a number of awards and accolades including prizes at Tribeca Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest and a nomination for ‘Best Achievement in Direction’ by the Australian Directors Guild.
In addition to her films’ festival success, Anna was a Jury Member for the 2013 AACTA Awards, invited to participate as a mentor in the 2009 Tribeca Film Fellows program, selected to attend the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus and an Accelerator participant at Melbourne International Film Festival 2014.
Whilst at NIDA, Anna has directed for stage Private Lives – Act 3 in collaboration with Actors Centre Australia (Sydney), When Words Don’t Work (devised) in collaboration with Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (Brisbane) and The Blue Room in collaboration with National Theatre Drama School (Melbourne).