Amelia O'Loughlin


Amelia is a British-Irish actor, writer and the Founder/ Artistic Director of Freida Films; in her filmmaking she’s driven by real-life stories and timely, socially-relevant subjects - film that “packs a punch”. 

She was the driving force behind the company’s debut narrative production: 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 in production with several literary projects; developing I’m Still Ethan for TV alongside Phoebe Lorenz and their partners; in pre-production with Freida Films’ debut feature, a punchy and harrowing drama, To Butcher a Bird. As an actor she trained in NYC with Susan Batson; she’s played leading roles on a string of independent films on both sides of the Atlantic; her most recent credits include Steven Knight’s latest series SAS Rogue Heroes (BBC One);  Angela Black (ITV) opposite Joanne Froggatt; Creation Stories (Sony, Sky Original) written by Irvine Welsh and directed by Nick Moran. She's performed on the stages of London, Barcelona, New York City and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She established Stone's Throw Theatre Co. in 2016, after which her literary and directorial debut These Four Walls toured UK theatres.

Film of Choice: No Country for Old Men