Kirsten Fazio is an Australian director, photographer and former producer of Oscar® award winning animation and visual effects for feature films. With a commitment to both the still and moving image, Kirsten has formed her own visual aesthetic as a director in the conception of short
and long films.
Kirsten is currently in production on her social impact documentary film, Paradís, which details the effects of mass tourism in Mallorca, Spain. Most recently Kirsten launched her short film, Art + Architecture, in celebration of the Sydney Opera House’s 45th anniversary and UTZON100. Earlier this year, Kirsten’s art video installation, Lunar, was projected for the City of Sydney during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
In 2016, Kirsten wrote, directed and produced an ACS Silver award- winning short film for RM Williams Official and LVMH which launched in New York City for the opening of their flagship store along with the stills she was commissioned to shoot. Her photographs have been featured in Vogue and GQ Australia. Kirsten’s art photographic series, Sweet Creek, won the jury’s award prize for Lens Culture.
Kirsten’s storytelling and aesthetic is informed by decades of working in the Australian and International film industry covering all aspects of the film making process from script development at Fox Icon studios, on-set production through to post. Her past practice has taken her to Los Angeles and Toronto for Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures and Fox Studios on high end visual effects productions. Her feature credits include Happy Feet, X- Men and the Harry Potter franchise, amongst others.
Built on the highest creative and technical standards, Kirsten’s unique language has strongly emerged from her collective experience and exposure to a variety of cinematic and media screen platforms.
Kirsten holds a BA in Fine Art with honours in Philosophy from the University of Sydney, Australia.