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Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran is a Chinese-Irish-Australian Writer and Director. Underlining her unique brand of offbeat comedy is her dedication to crafting moving performances with her actors. Aimée-Lee loves to explore character and elevate reality through richly detailed production design, bringing a lavish visual style to even the most humble of stories (and budgets). Her work is playful, irreverent, and full of heart.  

Aimee-Lee's commercial work includes TVCs for CommBank, PayPal, Tik Tok, H&M, and Ad Standards.

 

Her short film, Jump has screened at over 25 international film festivals, and won Best Short Film at the Academy Award-accredited Palm Springs International ShortFest, Provincetown International Film Festival and Blue Mountains Film Festival.

 

Season Two of the web series Syd2030, directed by Aimée-Lee, won Best International Web Series at the LA Film, TV & Webisode Festival, the Melbourne WebFest and Dublin WebFest.

 

As a prolific music video director, Aimée-Lee has worked with a host of Aria-award nominated artists including Lime Cordiale, Thundamentals, Hellions, and Ruby Boots. Her clip for Caitlin Harnett & the Pony Boys '5AM' won Best Narrative at the Clipped Music Video Festival 2020.

Aimée-Lee completed a Director's Attachment on Kim Farrant's feature film, Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes, and in 2018 was selected for the Australian Director's Guild Gender Matters: Commercial Directing program, where she was placed with Photoplay Films. She is a 2021 nominee at the Australian Women in Music Awards in the Filmmaker category.