Sara Wiseman Writer/Director Profile



Sydney, Australia

Career Biography


2017Ripple (Writer & Creator) Dir. Emmett Skilton
2010Morepork(Writer & Producer) Dir. Miles Murphy
2010The Potential Better (Creator, Writer & Producer) Dir. Anton Steel


2020New Zealand Television Awards Nomination - Best Supporting Actress - One Lane Bridge
2012New Zealand Television Awards-Winner Best Performance by an Actress-What Really Happened: Votes for Women
2011Aotearoa Film & Television Awards-Finalist Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film-The Insatiable Moon
2011Aotearoa Film & Television Awards-Winner Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film-Matariki
2008Qantas TV & Film Nomination - Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role - Jinx Sister
2005New Zealand Screen Awards Nomination - Best Performance by an Actress - Mercy Peak
2005TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards - Nomination - Best Actress - Mercy Peak
2004TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards Nomination - Best Actress - Mercy Peak
2003New Zealand Film & Television Awards Nomination - Best Actress in a Television Series - Mercy Peak
2003TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards Nomination - Best Actress - Mercy Peak
2002New Zealand Film & Television Awards Nomination - Best Actress in a Television Series - Mercy Peak
2000New Zealand Nokia Film Awards Winner - Best Performance in a Short Film - Letters About the Weather

Feature Film.

2023Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apesunannounced (Lead )20th Century
Dir. Wes Ball
2022Dark NoiseSenior Sargent Joanne Kerr Dir. Clara Chong
2017Human TracesTanya (Major Support)Overactive Imagination Ltd
Dir. Nic Gorman
Dir. Sebastien Guy
2012Fatal Honeymoon (Telefeature)Anchor PersonDir. Nadia Tass
2012Rest For The WickedSusanDir. Simon Pattison
2010Love BirdsMum # 2 (Supporting)General Film Corp. (Pierre) Ltd
Dir. Nadia Tass
2010Rest For The WickedSusan (Lead)Lippy Pictures
Dir. Simon Pattison
2010The Insatiable MoonMargaret (Lead)Dir. Rosemary Riddell
2009MatarikiMegan (Lead)Filmwork (Matariki) Ltd
Dir. Michael Bennett
2009The Insatiable MoonMargaret (Lead)The Insatiable Moon Ltd
Dir. Rose Riddell
2008Jinx SisterLaura (Lead )Ample Films
Dir. Athina Tsoulis
2005Luella MillerLydia Anderson (Lead )Black Box Films
Dir. Dane Giraud
2005Sione's WeddingYes Yes Girl (Support)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Chris Graham
2005StringerPatient (Support )Stringer Films
Dir. Steve Morrison
1993Heavenly CreaturesBorovnian Singer (Support )Wingnut Films
Dir. Peter Jackson

Short Film.

2008BridgeBea (Lead)Dir. Jochen FitzHerbert
2008This Is HerSandraPassenger Films
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2007ChalkHelen (Lead)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt
Dir. Esther Cahill-Chiaroni
2007Our SecretSarah (Lead)Robin Murphy Productions
Dir. Nicholas Riini
2007The WordSam Glover (Lead)Dir. Quentin Parr
2006EmbersBeth (Lead )Escapade Films
Dir. Marc Laureano
2003Gateway to HellFrench ScentistStrange Films
Dir. Tristan Strange
2000Home KillTanya (Lead )Intercept Films
Dir. Andrew Bancroft
1999Letter About The WeatherGrace (Lead )God Zone Pictures
Dir. Peter Salmon
1999Letters About The Weather Grace (Lead)Dir. Peter Salmon
1999The Waiting RoomWoman (Lead )The Sugar factory
Dir. Ian Hughes


2023High CountryHelen Hartley (Lead)Curio Pictures
Dir. Kevin Carlin
2023Under The Vines Season 2Simone Oakley (Supporting)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Danny Mulheron / Erin White
2022One of Us Is Lying S2Mayor Kelleher (Guest)Peacock
Dir. Various
2021CreamerieThe Hunter (Recurring )Kevin and Co Productions
Dir. Roseanne Liang
2021Harrow Series 3Tanya Reed Hoodlum Entertainment
Dir. Various
2021My Life Is MurderEleanor (Supporting)Greenstone Pictures MLIM
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2021Mystic season 1 & 2Lauren (Supporting)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Caroline Bell Booth
2021One of Us Is LyingMayor Rebecca Kelleher (Supporting)One NZ Television Limited
Dir. John Scott
2021Power Rangers Dino FuryArla (Major Episodic Guest)Power Rangers Productions
Dir. Various
2021Shortland StFrancesca Telford (Supporting)Dir. Various
2021The Gulf Season 2Valerie (Guest)The Gulf Productions
Dir. Charlie Haskell, Robert Sarkies, Helena Brooks & Caroline Bell Booth
2021Under The Vines Season 1Simone Oakley (Supporting)Libertine Pictures
Dir. Danny Mulheron / Erin White
2020Between Two Worlds Seson 1Sophia Grey (Lead)Dir. Various
2020Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Anne Robinson (Supporting)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2020InsideJean (Guest)
2020One Lane Bridge - Season 1Jackie RyderGreat Southern Film and Television
Dir. Various
2020The SoundsAnnette McGregorShaftsbury Films/SPP
Dir. Peter Stebbings
2018A Place To Call Home Seasons 1-6Carolyn BlighChannel 7
Dir. Mark Joffe, Lynn- Maree Danzy, Lynn Hegarty
2018ConstanceKate O'Brien (Supporting)Dir. Travis Graham
2017Rake Series 5Caitlin FarquharDir. Rohan Woods, Jen Legacy, Shannon Murphy, Matt Saville
2016A Place To Call Home Seasons 1-5Carolyn BlighChannel 7
Dir. Mark Joffe, Lynn- Maree Danzy, Lynn Hegarty
2015A Place To Call Home Seasons 1-5Carolyn BlighChannel 7
Dir. Mark Joffe, Lynn- Maree Danzy, Lynn Hegarty
2015Rake Series 4Caitlyn FarquharEssential Media
Dir. Peter Salmon
2015Venus and Mars - TelefeatureDet. Sue Stewart (Major Support)Screentime NZ
Dir. John Laing
2014A Place To Call Home Seasons 1-5Carolyn BlighChannel 7
Dir. Mark Joffe, Lynn- Maree Danzy, Lynn Hegarty
2014Auckland DazeSara Wiseman (Guest)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaugton
2014The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 3Olivia Goldsmith (Guest)ABC Australia
Dir. Fiona Banks
2013A Place To Call Home Seasons 1-5Carolyn Bligh Channel 7
Dir. Mark Joffe, Lynn- Maree Danzy, Lynn Hegarty
2011Crownies Lisa Simpson (Major Support)ABC TV - Australia
Dir. Garth Maxwell
2011The Almighty Johnsons Series 2 Helen (Returning Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2011What Really Happened-Women's Vote (Telefeature)Kate Sheppard (Lead)Eyeworks Film & TV Drama Ltd
Dir. Peter Burger
2010Shortland StreetJennifer Mason (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2010The Almighty Johnsons Series 1Helen (Major Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2009The CultAnnabelle (Core/Lead)Great Southern Television
Dir. Peter Burger
2008Lifes a RiotMt Eden Woman (Support)Riot Productions
Dir. Ian Mune
2008Outrageous Fortune Series 3 & 4DanielleSouth Pacific Pictures
2007Amazing Extraordinary Friends Series 2Dr HelenGreenstone Pictures
2007Outrageous Fortune Series 3 & 4Danielle (Regular Guest)South Pacific Pictures/TV3
2006Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America - TelefeatureSusan Wood (Support )Film Factory/USA
Dir. Richard Pearce
2005Maddigan's QuestMoragSouth Pacific Pictures/TV3/CBBC/Channel 9
2003Serial KillersSkye (Regular Returning)Landtry Productions
Dir. Mike Smith
2001Atomic Twister - Telefeature/USALisaFilm Factory
Dir. Bill Corcoran
2001Mataku Series 1 'The Heirloom'Petra Dennis (Lead )South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Michael Bennett
2001Mercy Peak - Series 1 - 3 Nicky Sommerville (Lead )South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2000Jacksons Wharf - Series 2Rebecca Priest (Lead/Core )South Pacific Pictures
2000Xena Warrior PrincessSela (Guest )Pacific Renaissance/USA
Dir. Renee O'Connor
1999Hercules 'The Future King'Mab (Regular Returning)Pacific Renaissance/USA
Dir. Mark Beesley
1998Street Legal - Series 1Lousie Jarvis (Lead/Core)ScreenWorks
Dir. Chris Bailey
1995Hercules 'Heedless Hearts'Hephates (Guest Role)Pacific Renaissance/USA
1995Shortland StreetWendy DiamondSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various


2010Westpac Internal Staff Training DVDLead99


2017Danny and the Deep Blue SeaDirectorDir. Sara Wiseman
2016The Bitter Tears of Petra Von KantPetra Von Kant (Lead)Dir. Shane Bosher
2015Christ AlmightyThe InkeeperBella Union, Melbourne
Dir. Natalie Medlock
2013HateMalthouse Theatre Melbourne
Dir. Marion Potts
2013Love, Loss, and What I WoreVarious Fortune Theatre
Dir. Lara MacGregor
2010The Vagina MonologuesSara (Solo)The Basement Theatre
Dir. Sylvia Rands
2009Killer JoeSharla Smith (Lead)Basement Theatre
Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2006Lashings of Whipped CreamMistress DominiqueMaidment Studio, Auckland
Dir. Conrad Newport
2006This Is How It GoesBelinda PhippsThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Jeff Szusterman
2005Lashings of Whipped CreamMistress DominiqueDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Conrad Newport
2005Strange ChildrenLoti WilmotHerald Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Michael Lawrence
2004Danny & the Deep Blue SeaRobertaThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth
2004ProofCatherineLethal Set Productions, Little Maidment Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Heath Jones
2004Under MilkwoodThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth
2003Ladies NightGlendaAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Oliver Driver
2002LeahAlbanyNew Zealand Actors Company
Dir. Simon Bennett
2000Collected StoriesLisa MorrisonAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Miranda Harcourt
1999Amy's ViewAmyAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Cathy Downes
1999CabaretLulu - Kit Kat GirlAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Raymond Hawthorne
1999Death of a SalesmanMiss ForsytheAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Simon Prast


2009Eardrop's Journey / CDNanaSounds of the Home track 7 Spoons
Dir. Elizabeth Donnelly
2009Lotto Summer Promo - Radio
2008Carpet Court - TV/Radio
2008Farmbake - TV
2008Freeview- TV
2008House of Travel - Radio
2008IHC - TV/Radio
2008Les Mills- TV, Radio
2008Mainland - TV/Radio
2008Natures Fresh - TV
2008Nestle - TV
2008New World- Radio
2008Progressive - TV
2008Purina - Radio
2008SC Johnson Karma- TV
2008Sky City - TV/Radio
2008Voice of Sunday Star Times - TV/Radio
2008Watties - TV
2007Air NZ - Inhouse Video
2007AMI - TV Weather Indents
2007Auckland City Council - Non Broadcast Video
2007Countdown - Radio
2007KFC - TV/Radio
2007McCafe - TV
2007McDonalds - TV/Radio
2007Prime TV - Radio
2007Telecom - TV/Radio
2007Woosh - Radio
2006Air NZ - TV/Radio
2006ASB - Radio
2006Bathurst - Radio
2006Carpet Court - Radio
2006Fonterra - TV/Radio
2006KFC - TV
2006Macleans Extreme Clean - TV
2006Medical ECP - Radio
2006Noel Leeming - TV/Radio
2006NZ Natural Water - TV/Radio
2006Oral Contraceptive Pill - Radio
2006Rabo Bank - Radio
2006Radox - TV
2006Sara Lee - TV
2006Sky City - Radio
2006TV Guide - Radio
2006TVNZ - Radio
2006Voice of AMI - TV/Radio
2006Voice of Westpac - TV/Radio/Internal
2005BP - Radio
2005McDonald's - Radio/TV
2005Nestle - Radio
2005Telecom - Radio
2005Triangle & Prime Promos - TV
2005Voice of Sanitarium So Good - TV
2004Fairfax On Holiday Magazine - Radio
2004NZ Herald - Radio
2004Progressive Foods - TV/Radio
2004Tegal Chicken - TV
2004Telstra Clear - TV
2004Val Morgan - Cinema

Web Series.

2017Auckward Love Series 3OlviaDir. Emmett Skilton


US Permanent Resident Card Holder - 2008
Audition Technique - Script Interpretation - 2006, Acting & Auditioning in America Workshop
Terri De'Ath Masterclass, NZ - 2004
Meisner Technique Workshops & Masterclass, NZ - 1997
Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts - 1996, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand
Acting For Film Workshops, NZ - 1994, Vicky Yiannoutsos
Acting Technique, NZ - 1994, Raymond Hawthorne
Cathie Hughes School of Modern Dance & Limbs Dance Company, NZ - 1980