Oren Siedler

Oren Siedler has written and directed numerous documentaries and short films.

Born in New York City, Oren immigrated with her mother and stepfather to Australia in 1975. She studied film production and screen studies at the University of Technology Sydney where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.

In addition to making films, Oren plays violin in a classical string quartet, and teaches music. She lives in Byron Bay, Australia.

She is currently writing a memoir based on her childhood with her outlaw father.


Fear in Havana

Memoir"SIR, OPEN YOUR bags, please." My father lifts his enormous suitcases up on to the counter and unzips them. The customs official's eyes widen."What's all this for?" he asks my father. He does not wait for an answer, but thrusts...

Lying for Bruce

MemoirSOMEONE IS HAMMERING on the door with hard knuckles. Or maybe a fist. The back door slams and I hear footsteps hitting the gravel fast. I sit up quickly in my bed to look out the window and catch...

A new land, 1976

MemoirSYDNEY. I LIKED its sound. I pressed my nose against the cold plastic window to look out over the city as we landed.‘Look! The Opera House!' my mother pointed.I followed her finger, and in the distance I saw a...

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