Madeleine Gottlieb is a director, producer + screenwriter from Sydney, Australia.
Her first short film as a director, the AWGIE-winning I F***ed a Mermaid and No One Believes Me, had its international premiere at Interfilm Berlin / KUKI Berlin in November 2018 and premiered domestically at Flickerfest 2019 before screening at festivals worldwide. In 2018 she wrote feature film Panyee for Revlover Films and director Matt Devine, and directed, wrote and produced her second short film Snare, which world premiered in competition at SXSW 2019 and has screened in competition at Tribeca 2019, Seattle International Film Festival 2019, Sydney Film Festival 2019, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 and Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 to date. Snare is nominated for an AACTA Award. Madeleine is thrilled and humbled to have been selected as Leah Purcell's Director's Attachment on revisionist western feature film The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson which is currently shooting in NSW.
Beginning her career as a Production + Development Executive at Goalpost Pictures, Madeleine worked on high-profile productions including Matthew Saville’s Felony (2014), Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man (2015) as well as a slew of projects in development. She was Script Coordinator and Assistant to director Wayne Blair on Cleverman Season 1 (2016) – a six-part high-concept genre series acquired by SundanceTV - and Associate Producer on Cleverman Season 2 (2017), where she wrote additional story material and was involved from development through production, post-production and delivery, variously working alongside the writers, producers and directors.
In late 2017 Madeleine joined Revlover Films (sister company of Revolver) where she works closely with producers Martha Coleman and Lauren Edwards whilst developing her own slate of projects independently.
Madeleine is passionate about the representation of diverse experiences onscreen and has a particular interest in contemporary masculinities. With the support of Screen Australia, she is currently developing an anthology webseries on the subject with an all-female production team and five other award-winning female writer/directors.
She loves Bruce Springsteen.