Biddy O’Loughlin is a writer, filmmaker, actor and singer-songwriter from Alice Springs.
She wrote a full length musical at 17 and put it on as an amateur production at her local theatre. The show sold out and was given a second run.
In 2011 she wrote, produced and performed a solo show, The Girl Who Thought She Was Irish, at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. The show travelled to Belfast, Geneva, Galway, Dublin, Limerick, London and Montreal.
In 2012, she wrote a second solo show, Funny Rabbit, for the Melbourne Fringe. It went nowhere. However, a web series of the story is being developed through Screen Australia.
Biddy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and television from the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne.
After receiving the Lionel Gell Scholarship for excellence from the VCA in 2014, $10,000 became the budget for Biddy’s thesis short – and also the price in pounds on her Bandito’s head. A Western called Ten Thousand, the film earned Biddy a Young Director Award in France, 2016.
In 2017, Biddy was accepted into the Conservatory Program at The Second City Hollywood.
Her left elbow has appeared in a Heinz Soup Commercial.