Neil Sharma is a Sydney based director and writer.
Mentored by Oscar winning auteur Taika Waititi and acclaimed director Jeffrey Walker, his directing credits include the International Emmy winning reboot of HEARTBREAK HIGH for Fremantle Media and Netflix; establishing the dramedy series remake MOTHER AND SON for Wooden Horse and the ABC, starring Matt Okine and Denise Scott; the SBS Digital Original Series APPETITE, which premiered at the 2023 CANNESERIES Festival as the only Australian project invited into competition; the children’s series THE UNLISTED for Aquarius and Netflix; and BORN TO SPY for ABC Kids and Aquarius Films.
Neil cut his teeth in the film industry as an assistant director on productions such as MARVEL’S SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, MAD MAX: FURIOSA, MORTAL KOMBAT, THE DRESSMAKER to name a few.
Neil’s approach to directing has a musicality to it that resonates throughout his work, which explores the human experience through his own unique lens. His extensive on-set experience and invaluable mentorships have put him in a very small pool of film makers who can creatively, efficiently, and effectively conceptualise and navigate a film production, of any scale and genre.
Other credits include THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, LOST FLOWERS OF ALICE HART, LION, THE CRY, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, THE WHISTLE BLOWER, LOVE CHILD and DANCE ACADEMY.