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Sydney Freeland

Sydney Freeland

Keynote Speaker: Award-Winning LGBTQ Navajo Filmmaker & Emmy-Nominated Director

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Sydney Freeland Biography

Sydney Freeland is an award-winning LGBTQ Navajo filmmaker. She is currently attached to direct Rez Ball, a feature she co-wrote with Sterlin Harjo, that will be produced by Netflix, Springhill, and Wise Entertainment. She also sold her pilot SOVEREIGN, that she co-wrote with Shaz Bennett to NBC with WBTV and Ava Duvernay producing. She is also attached to direct The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, based on the book by Sherman Alexie, which is set up at 3000 Pictures with Lauren Schuler Donner, Hugh Jackman, and Temple Hill producing.

Previously, Freeland directed the Netflix Original Feature, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival; as well as Drunktown’s Finest which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was executive produced by Robert Redford. Her television directing credits include Reservation Dogs for FX; Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for Paramount+; Rutherford Falls for Peacock; The Walking Dead: World Beyond for AMC; Fear the Walking Dead for AMC; Chambers for Netflix; Nancy Drew for the CW; Emergence for ABC; Tales of the City for Netflix; Impulse for YouTube Red; Heathers for the Paramount Network; P-Valley for Starz; three episodes of Grey’s Anatomy for ABC; an episode of Station 19 for ABC; and she directed every episode of the 2016 Emmy nominated web-series, Her Story.

Freeland is currently a member of the inaugural 2019 ReFrame Rise WIF class; and was a part of the 2015 Fox Global Directors Initiative and a 2007 Disney Scholar. In 2022, she was included in the Fast Company Queer 50 list.

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Sydney Freeland Videos

The Lines We Love - Sydney Freeland on The Assassination of ...
Sydney Freeland | On Netflix & Maintaining Creative Freedom
Interview With Director Sydney Freeland - Sundance Film Fest

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What topics does Sydney Freeland speak about?

Sydney Freeland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Television & Film, Native American Heritage, LGBTQ, Civil Rights, Diversity and Indigenous Heritage.

Where does Sydney Freeland travel from?

Sydney Freeland generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Sydney Freeland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Television & Film, Native American Heritage and LGBTQ. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sydney Freeland for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Sydney Freeland generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Mosier, Winona LaDuke and Daniel Franzese. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sydney Freeland for an upcoming event.

Sydney Freeland Videos

The Lines We Love - Sydney Freeland on The Assassination of ...
Sydney Freeland | On Netflix & Maintaining Creative Freedom
Interview With Director Sydney Freeland - Sundance Film Fest

Sydney Freeland Reviews

  • Sydney was an excellent speaker for our needs... so thoughtful, honest, and real. The moderated chat style worked really well and we had over 123 live attendees (and many people asking for the recording.) 10/10, we'd absolutely work with her again.
    Splunk Inc. - Nov 16 2023

  • Rutgers, The University of New Jersey - Dec 01 2021

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