Phoebe directs drama and documentary, for big and small screens.

Her short films have screened in festivals around the world, and garnered two international awards. She participated in Melbourne International Film Festival’s prestigious Accelerator program with her short film SWITCH in 2012. She was selected for a Film Victoria-funded directing internship on NEIGHBOURS in 2011, and in 2012 completed a directing attachment on OFFSPRING.

Phoebe also has extensive experience directing corporate campaigns and TVCs for a range of well-known clients.

Watch some selected examples of her work below.


ANNA | 4 min drama | 2013 | Writer/Director Phoebe Hartley | Producer Tamasin Simpkin | Cinematographer Cesar Salmeron | Editor Ben Hall | Music Justin Min | ACCOLADES

Nothing is permanent.


THE SPECTACLE | 6 min documentary | 2013 | Director Phoebe Hartley | Producer Tamasin Simpkin | Cinematographers Cesar Salmeron and David Rusanow | Editor Ben Hall | ACCOLADES

Suspend your disbelief. Enjoy the spectacle.


SWITCH | 10 min drama | 2011 | Writer/Director Phoebe Hartley | Producer Brendan Lee | Executive Producer Marc Gracie | Cinematographer Marin Johnson | Editor Ben Hall | Music Adalita | ACCOLADES

In an outer-suburban skateboard park, rising tension between two young sisters comes to a head.


EXTRAORDINARY: AMY | 5 min documentary | 2011 | Director Phoebe Hartley | Producer Brendan LeeEditor Phoebe Hartley | ACCOLADES

Meet Amy, a parkour fan. Watch her scale walls.



Acrobats, kids, bubbles, bubble wrap, and a giant bunny rabbit…