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Siobhan Jackson
b. August 18, 1970, Melbourne, Australia.

BIOGRAPHY:   Siobhan Jackson grew up between Melbourne and Canberra. She spent much of her adolescence ditching school to go to the movies.

In the 1990s she studied painting at RMIT and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), wrote film reviews for The Canberra Times, worked as a graphic designer, exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions and had two children.

In 2003 she returned to study, completing a Masters degree in Film & TV at the VCA. She has taught screenwriting and directing at the VCA, School of Film and Television since 2009.

She has written and directed a dozen short films, co-written and co-directed two feature films (with Mischa Baka You Can Say Vagina, 2018, and Saltbush, currently in post-production).

She is also currently in pre-production for a feature slated for production in October of 2020 – working title, The Meadows.


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CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   Siobhan has spent the last 12 years teaching, researching and directing screen stories.

She is committed to employing unorthodox approaches to screen story development and performance generation in an attempt to broaden and diversify the conversations audiences are invited to have with the screen.†

Siobhan has been intrigued by the physicality and clarity of contemporary silent cinema, completing a trilogy of silent short film collectively entitled Killing her Quietly.

Equally she has been inspired by improvisational approaches to screen performance and story development in order to create feature length work in micro budget environments.†




First time ever I saw your face (2002, col, multiple screen, 20-minute loop, digital)


Cake (2002, col, 4 mins, digital)


Frank and Lily (2003, B&W, 4 mins 30 secs, SP Betacam)


Duck/Rabbit Problem (2003, col, 1 min, 16mm)


Sweetness and Light (2003, col, 14 mins, 35mm)


Storage (2005, col, 14 minutes, 35mm)


1, 2, 3†(2009, col, 15 mins, 35mm)


Donkey in a Lionís Cage (2013, 14 mins, col, digital)


Donkey in a Lion’s Cage

Night Night Pretty (2014, 7 mins, col, digital)


Sweet Beast (2014, 3 mins 30 secs, B&W, super 8)


Martin & Lucy (2015, 7 mins, col, digital)


Burn (2016, 50 seconds, col, digital)


Float (2016, 3 mins 30 secs, B&W, super 8)


You Can Say Vagina (co-director, Mischa Baka, 2018, 70 mins, col, digital)


Lift (2020, 2 mins, col, digital)


Saltbush (co-director, Mischa Baka, 2020, feature, in post-production, digital)

The Meadows (feature, in pre-production, March 2020)



You Can Say Vagina

Interview: Siobhan Jackson and Mischa Baka (You Can Say Vagina)” by Matthew Eeles, April 13, 2018.

You Can Say Vagina REVIEWBy Adrian Martin

Film Critic: Adrian Martin website, September 2019.


YOU CAN SAY VAGINA Q&Ahelmed by Philippa Hawker

Australian New Wave filmmakers showcase, New Wave at Thornbury Picture House, October 8th, 2019

© Siobhan Jackson, July 2022.

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