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Elise McCredie


Elise McCredie is an award-winning film director and screenwriter.

Her first feature Strange Fits Of Passion (writer/director) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, and went on to be released world wide to critical acclaim. She has also written and directed extensively for TV; she has won an AWGIE for her TV writing, and has written for seasons one and two of the AACTA and Emmy winning ABC/Matchbox series Nowhere Boys, for which she was also nominated for an AWGIE. She has written the novelisation of Nowhere Boys for Hardie Grant Egmont Publishers.

Elise is also co-creator on the new Matchbox TV series Stateless, with Tony Ayres and Cate Blanchett (for which she has written the first two episodes). She is currently working on her original crime mystery series Overflow, produced by Claudia Karvan, and the new season of Jack Irish

Strange Fits of Passion received 3 AFI nominations, an IF nomination, an AWGIE nomination and was nominated for the Bronze Horse at Stockholm Film Festival. She currently has two features in development: Ride Like a Girl (co-written with Andrew Knight, to be directed by Rachel Griffiths) and Dysmorphia, produced by Andrew Knight. For the past twenty years Elise has worked as an actor, most recently appearing in The Broken ShoreNowhere Boys and Tim Winton’s The Turning.

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