Madeleine is an experienced award-winning director and producer working across a wide range of television documentary and top rating factual programs and series. In 2013, she completed producing and directing the ratings success documentary The Surgery Ship for SBS, which follows stories aboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship as it roams the coast of West Africa.

Her long form documentary work includes directing the documentary series Making Babies (SBS) reviewed as ‘fascinating and moving’ (The Age), Beats Across Borders (ABC /Cirque du Soleil) and Love In Our Own Time. Her filmmaking has taken her around the world shooting in challenging locations including diamond diving in Africa, wildlife trafficking in Burma and the remote outback of Australia. Her work has been nominated and won numerous awards including Australian Director’s Guild for Best Directing and Best Contemporary Documentary by the Association of International Broadcasters and best documentary at Sarasota Film Festival.

Accolades

Rebecca Barry and Madeleine Hetherton and Hollie Fifer
Best Documentary Film, 2017

The Opposition

Best Documentary Film, 2017

The Opposition

Hollie Fifer’s debut film is a David-and-Goliath battle over a slice of Papua New Guinea paradise. Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill Settlement, struggles…

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Films

The Opposition
2016

The Opposition

Australia, Papua New Guinea
2016

The Opposition

Hollie Fifer’s debut film is a David-and-Goliath battle over a slice of Papua New Guinea paradise. Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill Settlement, struggles…

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