Oren Siedler has written and directed numerous documentaries and short films, including 'Suburban Rituals - Rite of the Horned God', a documentary broadcast on Australian television. She wrote and directed 'Red Sands, Blue Seas', an Australian Film Commission/CAAMA documentary which was broadcast on Discovery and National Geographic. It was also accepted into competition at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam).
Her film 'Bruce & Me', a Canadian/Australian (ABC/Life Network) co-production had its world premier at IDFA and has subsequently aired on television throughout the world, and been invited to numerous international film festivals.
From 2006 to present Oren has been undertaking on-going filming of three large-scale property transformations from denuded cattle land back into Big Scrub rain forest.
Born in New York City, Oren immigrated with her mother and stepfather to Australia in 1975. She studied film production and screen studies at the University of Technology, Sydney where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Communications.
In addition to making films, Oren is a published writer and plays violin in a classical string ensemble. She lives near Byron Bay, Australia.
Her film “Bruce & Me”, a Canadian/Australian (ABC/Life Network) feature documentary co-production had its world premier at IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam).
“Bruce & Me” has subsequently screened in numerous international film festivals, and has aired on Australian television (ABC), Sundance Channel in the USA, Life Network in Canada, YLE in Finland and many other international broadcasters including Israel, Ireland, UK.
2016 Director/Writer - 'Transforming Emerald Valley' (hr documentary)
2006 to present – video documentation of large-scale land regeneration projects
2005 Co Producer/Director/Writer – Bruce & Me (feature documentary)
2001 Producer/Director/Writer – Portrait of a Town (short documentary)
1998 Producer/Director/Writer – Red Sand Blue Seas (AFC-funded documentary)
1996 Co Director – Ring My Bell (16mm short film)
1995 Director/Writer – TV Commercial (Clipsal Electrics)
1993 Producer/Director– Rite of the Horned God (short documentary aired on national Australian television)
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