Neasa Hardiman


Neasa Hardiman’s feature début Sea Fever, an eco-thriller with a sci-fi edge, opened the Discovery section of the 2019 Toronto Film Festival to great reviews, and has won distribution across the world. Neasa was awarded a BAFTA in 2017 for directing gritty television drama Happy Valley (BBC / Netflix), before directing the finale of superhero noir drama Jessica Jones (Marvel / Netflix), and conjuring jazz-fueled 1920s New York for Z: The Beginning of Everything (Killer Films / Amazon). Neasa is currently completing new international mystery thriller Hit And Run with Netflix. Her feature screenplays include commissions with Dreamworks and Deadpan Pictures.

Born in Dublin, Neasa holds a PhD in Film Theory from Trinity College, along with Masters degrees from Universität der Künste Berlin and the National College of Art and Design Ireland. Neasa speaks fluent German and lives in her native Dublin. For more information on Neasa and her work, please visit


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Neasa Hardiman is represented by Frances Arnold