Sian most recently directed the new Shaun Micallef comedy series for the ABC, THE EX-PM, which went to air on ABC in October 2015. Sian’s other work includes the ABC TV drama series THE TIME OF OUR LIVES, starring Justine Clarke, Claudia Karvan and William McInnes; and MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES which stars Essie Davis and has sold into more than 120 territories and is broadcast in the UK, USA and France.
Sian directed three episodes of comedy / crime series MR AND MRS MURDER for Network Ten and Fremantle Media and also wrote an episode of the series, THE NEXT BEST MAN. Her other television directing credits include episodes of television series OFFSPRING, RUSH, WINNERS AND LOSERS and SATISFACTION.
Her short films have screened at numerous festivals around the world. PINATA, written and directed by Sian and produced by Yaman Films, had its world premiere at MIFF in 2009. POETRY, written and directed by Sian, was funded by Film Victoria and produced with the assistance of Melodrama Pictures and premiered at MIFF in 2007. Sian’s VCA graduate film BLACKOUT screened at Cannes and Clermont Ferraud.
Sian worked with BIG hART on an SBS series KNOT AT HOME in 2004 and was instrumental in setting up and directing the omnibus feature project LITTLE DEATHS which Jason Byrne produced and Giula Sandler wrote and which won best independent feature at DigiSPAA. Sian has directed TVCs with Exit Films, Black Cat and Zealot.
Sian was born in the UK and moved to Perth as a teenager before training as a director at VCA. Sian teaches in her spare time at institutions including Swinburne University and VCA and was a participant in the 2006 MIFF Accelerator programme.