Nadia directed her first feature film, Malcolm, winner of 8 Australian Film Institute awards including Best Picture and Best Director, in 1986. Her films, including Rikki and Pete, The Big Steal and Amy, are responsible for twenty-three AFI nominations.
Nadia has continued her relationship with commercial and subsidised theatre by directing for the Melbourne Theatre Company, and in 2002/2003 directed the musical theatre production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which toured Australia and New Zealand. Nadia’s work was rewarded with a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical at the prestigious Helpmann Awards. She has also directed plays in Australia including Miss Bosnia, Cosi and Summer of the Aliens.
Through her production company, Cascade Films, Nadia combines the roles of Producer and Director. One of her key assets is her ability to develop ideas and first draft scripts into shooting drafts. Nadia’s literary background holds her in good stead in this intricate complex process.