Elise McCredie

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Elise McCredie is an award-winning film director and screenwriter. Elise has written and directed extensively for TV and been nominated for three AWGIEs (winning one).

Elise is a writer and co-creator of the SBS series SUNSHINE (Essential Media), which won an AWGIE in 2018 for best telemovie/ miniseries under four hours.  Elise is the co-writer on the feature film RIDE LIKE A GIRL with Andrew Knight, directed by Rachel Griffiths.

Elise is also co-creator/writer on the new Matchbox TV series: STATELESS, with Tony Ayres and Cate Blanchett.  She is currently working on her original crime mystery series OVERFLOW produced by Claudia Karvan, and the new season of JACK IRISH.

Elise wrote seasons 1 and 2 of the AACTA and Emmy winning ABC/Matchbox series Nowhere Boys, she has also written the novelisation of NOWHERE BOYS for Hardie Grant Egmont Publishers.

Elise’s first feature STRANGE FITS OF PASSION (writer/director) was selected for Critics Week at Cannes Film Festival. It received 3 AFI nominations, an if nomination, an AWGIE nomination and was nominated for the Bronze Horse at The Stockholm Film Festival.

Elise has two more features in development: DYSMORPHIA, produced by Andrew Knight, and MRS CAREY’S CONCERT (Matchbox Pictures).

For the past twenty years Elise has worked as an actor, most recently appearing in THE BROKEN SHORE, NOWHERE BOYS and Tim Winton’s THE TURNING.