Hey there! I'm Sydney Freeland

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: 10 years
Title/Headline: Film and TV Director at Self
Minimum time: 10 minutes

About Me

Sydney Freeland is an Emmy-nominated Film and TV director. Her debut feature, Drunktown’s Finest, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to receive the Jury Prize at LA Outfest and a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Her second feature, the Netflix Original film Deidra and Laney Rob A Train, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sydney also directed the digital series Her Story, which received an Emmy nomination and won Gotham and GLAAD awards.

Her TV work includes directing on shows such as; Grey's Anatomy, Fear The Walking Dead, Nancy Drew, and others.

Sydney is an alum of the Sundance NativeLab, Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, Sundance Director’s Lab, and Sundance Women’s Fellowship. She is also a Time Warner and Ford Fellowship recipient.

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