Neasa Hardiman

Neasa Hardiman is a BAFTA-winning director and writer, whose feature début Sea Fever, an eco-thriller with a sci-fi edge, opened the Discovery section of the 2019 Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews, before its release across the world.

Most recently, Neasa directed the epic two-hour finale of Amazon / Sister Pictures’ upcoming flagship adaptation of dystopian novel and NYT bestseller The Power. She directed Netflix’s international spy thriller Hit & Run (2020), hitting the number 1 spot on Netflix’s charts across the US and Europe. Neasa won a BAFTA in 2017 for directing Netflix / BBC’s gritty Happy Valley (BBC / Netflix), before directing the gripping finale of Peabody-winning Jessica Jones (Marvel / Netflix 2019) and conjuring jazz-fuelled 1920s New York in Z: The Beginning of Everything (Killer Films / Amazon 2017).

Her feature screenplays include commissions with Dreamworks, Pie Films 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 pretty good French. For more information on Neasa and her work, please visit

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Neasa Hardiman is represented by Frances Arnold