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 won distribution across the world. It came in at number 5 in the US iTunes Film Charts following it’s release in April 2020 and won the Vitruvian Award for Best Feature Film at the Da Vinci International Film Festival 2020.

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), conjuring jazz-fueled 1920s New York for Z: The Beginning of Everything (Killer Films / Amazon) and directing international mystery thriller Hit And Run with Netflix. She is currently directing episodes 9 and 10 of new series The Power for Sister Pictures/Amazon, based on Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel. 

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


Full Credits

Neasa Hardiman is represented by Frances Arnold