ACTOR| WRITER| FILMMAKER
Amelia O’Loughlin is British-Irish filmmaker and Founder/ Director of Freida Films.
Her screenplay To Butcher a Bird came runner-up in Cold Smoke Productions Development Award (2021) and she’s now developing the project for TV, retitled as Things You Do to Make People Love You. Amelia’s currently working on two drama pilots. She likes to explore the relationship between socio-economic situations and psychological behaviour.
She’s worked with creatives and producers across the UK and U.S. in making short films; receiving worldwide recognition at festivals and the team is now developing two features. She co-wrote, produced and performed in the company’s debut, I’m Still Ethan, starring Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and featuring music by Kae Tempest.
She works between scripted/ non-scripted film. In 2020 she created a "portrait of London" docu-memoir film Episodes Of - finding intimate, poignant moments with six artists in their "safe place". With an interest in the concept of home, Amelia developed If the Walls Could Speak - following the closure of Holloway Prison and its impact on the community. She likes to collaborate with musicians, spoken-word artists, and multi-media in her storytelling. A big love of music has seen her producing and hosting music and film nights across London as one half of Speak Productions.
In 2017 she established Stone's Throw Theatre Company and toured literary and directorial debut These Four Walls. The play explored homelessness and the prevalent housing crises at the time - in association with Clean Break Theatre Company.
Rep'd with Sayle Screen.