Amelia O'Loughlin


Amelia is a British-Irish actor, writer and the Founder of Freida Films; i filmmaking she’s driven by real-life stories and socially and politically-topical subjects. She founded Freida Films in the spring of 2020 as a response to the pandemic's rapid closure of the creative industries, and as a means for creating a space for collaboration and storytelling. 

She was the driving force behind the company’s recent narrative production To Butcher a Bird in association with Enon Films & Ambanja Films, and their debut film: I’m Still Ethan, making impactful partnerships to maximise awareness on the film’s subject (children and families with incarcerated parents).

She produced and directed interviews with their partners, leading professionals in the field, Crest Advisory, G4S/HMP Parc and NEPACS to strengthen the voice of the film. She brought on board legendary poet Kae Tempest to enhance the film’s power of storytelling, and she also cast BIFA-winner Dave Johns and rising star Louie Collibee.

An art lover through and through, Amelia’s developing several literary projects; including I’m Still Ethan for TV (with Phoebe Lorenz) and her debut feature, a bold & punchy drama on recovery from PTSD Twelve Calls from Billie Bellucci. She started performing from a young age in dance and stage work, as an actor she trained in NYC with Susan Batson and in LA at the Beverley Hills Playhouse, she's performed on the stages of London, Barcelona, New York City and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and she established Stone's Throw Theatre Company in 2016, after which her literary and directorial debut These Four Walls (in association with Clean Break Theatre Co.) toured UK theatres.