Gracie Otto

Directors, Writers

Gracie is an accomplished Australian screen director.

She most recently wrapped directing the entire six-part series LADIES IN BLACK, based on the film of the same name starring Debi Mazar for Bunya Productions and ABC.

Gracie was set-up director on the reboot of Netflix’s Top 10 series HEARTBREAK HIGH which won an International Emmy for Best Kids: Live-Action Series and she was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Direction in Drama or Comedy in 2022.  She set up season two of the series, which is due for release early 2024.

Gracie has directed on the Disney+ series THE ARTFUL DODGER starring David Thewlis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Prior to this she directed THE CLEARING for Disney + starring Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce and DEADLOCH, a feminist noir comedy, for Amazon Studios.

Gracie directed the second season of Stan comedy THE OTHER GUY which was nominated for an AACTA Award and she directed episodes of the first season of BUMP.

Gracie’s debut narrative feature SERIOUSLY RED stars Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, Daniel Webber, Celeste Barber and Bobby Cannavale and had its world premiere at SxSW Festival 2022 where it screened in official competition.

Her documentary feature UNDER THE VOLCANO was selected for SXSW Festival 2021 and is released globally by Universal Pictures and is streaming on STAN; her debut feature documentary THE LAST IMPRESARIO premiered at the London Film Festival and had a theatrical release in the UK, US and Australia. Gracie was Associate Producer on Nick Broomfield’s WHITNEY CAN I BE ME 2016 documentary. Gracie recently completed her latest documentary called OTTO BY OTTO – about her father, acting icon Barry.

Gracie is an in-demand director of TVCs. Working locally and internationally she has built an auteur driven brand with style and substance. In Australia, she works on many top advertising and commercials campaigns including a recent series of ads for iconic Australian underwear brand Bonds. Her fashion films are always visually and narratively inspiring, featuring the most famous international names in modelling and film including Gigi Hadid for Maybelline NYC, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Debicki, Emilia Clarke, and supermodels Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee and Barbara Palvin.

Recently Gracie directed two shows for iconic Australian fashion brand Zimmermann using a large-scale set and 4 cameras.