MIRRAH FOULKES

Mirrah Foulkes is an Australian actor, writer and director, who graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2003.

Mirrah's first feature film as a writer and director JUDY AND PUNCH starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in 2019. Previously she wrote and directed three award winning short films. 2012 was her first, DUMPY GOES TO THE BIG SMOKE which premiered at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival and earned Mirrah the Rouben Mamoulian award for Best Director. Going on to be nominated for two 2013 AACTA Awards for Best Short Film and Best Short Screenplay, she also won the Best Director prize at Flickerfest 2013 and the Ellen - Filmmaker to Watch Award at Aspen Shortsfest 2013, with the film nominated 

In 2015 her short film FLORENCE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, screened at numerous festivals and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Short Film as well as touring Europe as part of the Golden Nights Panorama. Mirrah's latest short film Trespass won the Erwin Rado award for Best Australian Short Film at Melbourne Film Festival 2016, Best Short Film at Balinale Bali International Film Festival and had its international premiere at Toronto Film Festival in 2016. She is currently developing an 8-part television drama Toast with Carver films and screen Australia.

Mirrah is also part of the Australian film-making collective Blue-Tongue Films, which includes Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton and David Michôd. Mirrah's acting credits include TOP OF THE LAKE, ANIMAL KINGDOM, SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE CROWN and THE TURNING, the latter of which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 AACTA awards.