Marieka Walsh is a Director, Screenwriter and Animator living in Dharawal Country (South of Sydney).

Marieka has received five Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) nominations and two Australian Director's Guild (ADG) nominations. In 2013 her film THE HUNTER, (SXSW, Palm Springs, Sydney International Film Festival) won several international awards as well as an AACTA for Best Short Animation. In 2014 she directed and animated the opening story for the anthology feature film THE TURNING (Berlinale, MIFF) and in addition illustrated the history of sugar for a scene with Hugh Jackman on THAT SUGAR FILM. In 2016, her Screen Australia funded animation THE CROSSING (writer/ director/ animator) won 'Best Short Animation' at The Sydney Film festival.

Marieka animated four documentary stories for the feature AFTER THE APOLOGY by Larissa Behrendt. Of these, 'BARBARA' was nominated for a 2018 AACTA, 'Highly Commended' in the ADG Awards and nominated for a Dendy Award in the Sydney Film Festival. Another story 'DONNA' screened at TEDX. In 2024, Marieka directed animation/ animated the reveal sequence in the NETFLIX series Heartbreak High S2 (Ep 8).

Marieka has a background in Visual Art and holds a Hons degree (SCA – USYD) and Masters in Media Art (UTS). Her animation/ video installations have screened at galleries in Sydney/ Melbourne including the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI). Marieka started her career working in Post Production at The Editors where she was a Producer for 4 years and an Edit Assistant/ Junior Editor for a further 3 years.

Marieka grew up in Gumbaynggirr Country (regional mid-north coast). She has a daughter and two chickens and wishes she had a better photo of herself where she isn't smiling in such an extreme way. She enjoys collaborating on projects with meaning, intention and humanity (the broken kind included). She is currently directing a segment of the feature film The Magic Beach (Arena Media) and developing a Climate Fiction Drama Series.

If you have a project you'd like to collaborate on, or just want to say hi, get in contact below...


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