Talent Guide

Sydney Freeland

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2013


Sydney Freeland is an independent filmmaker and has worked for a number of companies, including The Food Network, Comedy Central, Office Max, Audi, National Geographic, PBS, and Walt Disney. She is also a recipient of the following awards: 2014 Time Warner Fellowship, 2010 Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship, 2010 Sundance Directing Fellowship, 2010 Eccles Directing Fellowship, 2009 Sundance Native American Lab Fellowship, 2008 Disney Fellowship semi-finalist, 2007 Disney Scholarship, and is a 2004 Fulbright Scholar. Freeland currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Current Project

Drunktown's Finest


Three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.