Lynn Hegarty is an award-winning director of television drama. Over an extensive career she has directed programs for all the Australian free-to-air networks as well as international partners ZDF, the BBC and more recently Amazon Prime and Acorn.
Her most recent directing credits include Amazon Prime’s first foray into Australian content, Back to the Rafters, the award-winning period drama A Place To Call Home for Seven/Foxtel, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mystery telemovies for Acorn and the highly anticipated, Between Two Worlds, a Seven Studios Original drama starring leading UK actress Hermione Norris.
Over a successful and busy career Lynn has directed many high-profile dramas including Crownies, Heartbreak High, Wildside and Police Rescue for the ABC, Playing God – the Halifax fp telemovie (nominated for Most Outstanding Telemovie at the Logie Awards), Stingers and Water Rats for the Nine Network and Winter and All Saints for Seven. Her credits in comedy include the highly successful Packed to the Rafters for Seven and Me and My Monsters for the BBC/Nickelodeon.
As well as her work in television drama Lynn has directed award-winning shorts for Film Australia, numerous television commercials and the four-part documentary series An Australian Odyssey for the BBC/SBS. She’s been a frequent panelist at industry seminars and Think-Tanks to promote and mentor upcoming female directors and worked as a consultant director and lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio school as well as the International Film School Sydney.
A graduate of Swinburne School of Film and Television in Melbourne, Lynn’s final film The Seannachie was nominated for Best Short Fiction at the Australian Film Institute and her follow-up film, the one-hour comedy drama How Wonderful won the Human Rights Award for Best Drama and was nominated Best International Dramatic Special at the American Cable Awards.
Lynn’s credits as a writer include her award-winning short films along with developing drama series for television – Good Vibrations for Channel Nine, Rush for Ten and Winners and Losers for Network Seven. Lynn’s most recent writing project is her own six-part crime drama series Fatal. She’s interested in drama that highlights ethical and political issues, particularly those affecting women.