A writer, director and photographer, Annabel is a performance-driven storyteller with a flair for dark humour and horror. Her work often features a female lead, and targets the female market.
She graduated from writing and directing at both AFTRS and UCLA. Annabel’s feature screenplay LUCKY DOG was a Quarter Finalist in the prestigious BlueCat Screenplay Competition in the U.S. - whittled down from 4,500 scripts.
A Tropfest finalist, her short films have picked up numerous international awards and screened at over 50 festivals worldwide. Her most recent short picked up Best Short Comedy at the Academy acclaimed Rhode Island International Film Festival in the U.S.
Annabel started out as an assistant director on big budget U.S. productions. Six years in casting gave her a sharp eye for performance, working with Australia’s top casting directors - Emmy Award winner Christine King (Avatar, Star Wars: Ep III) and Emmy Award nominee Kirsty McGregor (Animal Kingdom, Top of the Lake).
Annabel spent three years at Fox Studios, auditioning cast for some of the world’s best TV series - BREAKING BAD, TRUE BLOOD and WEEDS. She has worked with Australia’s top actors, including Joel Edgerton, Chris Hemsworth and Richard Roxburgh.
Annabel is passionate about wildlife, uncontrollable laughter and pushing creative limits.
She absolutely loves writing and directing, and thinks it’s possibly the greatest job in the whole world.