Stevie Cruz-Martin is a 2021 AACTA award winning director for her recent work on the SBS TV series The Tailings, shot on location in lutruwita/Tasmania. She was also nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award for the show and the series now streams on platforms in the United States and soon Europe.
In 2017 her directorial debut feature film, PULSE was the first Australian film to ever win the prestigious Busan Bank Award in South Korea. Pulse was nominated for an AACTA award in 2018 and has since played at festivals around the world including Sydney Film Festival, BFI London, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and ScreenWave International Film Festival. SBS honoured the film as one of the “12 Best Queer Films of 2017”.
Performance, collaboration and the human condition is what drives her work. Her experience with acting and her fascination with the process, allows her to understand the level of authenticity, talent and courage needed in front of the camera. She is skilled in working with experienced and non-actors, even under the fast-paced restraints within the commercial and TV world.