Fadia Abboud

Image: Zayd and Fadia Abboud

Fadia Abboud is a filmmaker born and bred in Parramatta.  She is currently Directing three episodes of Barons, a drama series for ABC. She directed the second episode of the upcoming series Australian Gangster for Roadshow Rough Diamond and the Seven Network. She then went on to direct Hardball for ABC Me, winning the 2020 Prix Jeunesse International award for Outstanding Children’s Television and the 2020 International Emmy Award for Best ‘Kids: Live-Action’ series. Fadia teamed up with Roadshow Rough Diamond again on the ABC drama Les Norton, nominated at SPA for Mini-Series Production of the Year. Most recently, she directed the second series of Five Bedrooms for Hoodlum and Network Ten. Fadia also co-directed an episode of Here Come the Habibs! (Jungle/Nine Network) with Darren Ashton. Her web-series dramedy, I Luv U But… was nominated for Most Engaging YouTube Channel in Beirut. Fadia has directed two short films for LGBTQI initiatives with ABC and SBS: Concern for Welfare (SBS Love Bites 2018), a 12-minute narrative fiction funded by Create NSW; and Club Arak (ABC Queer for Short 2018). Fadia worked in Community Cultural Development at I.C.E. Parramatta for many years while also Co-Directing the Arab Film Festival Australia.