Annabel is an Aussie writer, director and photographer and has been working in the Australian film and television industry for the last ten years. She has a Communications Degree, is an AFTRS graduate and has just graduated from Feature Film Writing at UCLA.
Annabel was an assistant director for several years before moving on to direct award winning shorts and TVCs which have screened at international festivals such as Palm Springs Shortsfest, L.A Shortsfest, Cleveland International Film Festival, Hollywood Shorts, Fantasia and TROPFEST here in Australia. Her latest short comedy MAMA ALWAYS TOLD HIM picked up First Prize, Best Short Comedy at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Best Comedy at the Dam Short Film Festival in Nevada.
Years of experience in casting has given Annabel a sharp eye for performance. She worked with Christine King for several years on major US features such as FOOL’S GOLD, 10,000 B.C and DISTURBIA. She spent three years working with Australia’s highest profile talent at The Audition Room at Fox Studios, auditioning for productions such as TRUE BLOOD, PRISON BREAK and ON THE ROAD.
Annabel is currently developing two feature films. ZERO POINT is a conspiracy thriller in the tone of MICHAEL CLAYTON and THE FIRM, inspired by real events. LUCKY is an off-beat family comedy in the tone of the indie hit LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Renowned US script consultant Michael Hauge is attached to both projects (please see annabelosborne.com for loglines). Annabel also assists Michael with his workshops when in Australia. Michael is author of the best seller Writing Screenplays That Sell.
Annabel loves Thrillers, Sci-fi’s, Black Comedies and Absurdist Comedies, and she grew up on horror. She also loves night photography… and especially capturing star trails.
She is based between Sydney, Australia and LA.