Bio

Photo by Paola Kudacki. Courtesy of The Limited’s “Leading Looks Like” campaign

Photo by Paola Kudacki. Courtesy of The Limited’s “Leading Looks Like” campaign

Fredgy Noël is an award-winning writer/director based in Manhattan. Noël makes films to help people feel less alone in the world. She focuses on quirky female leads with complicated identities and thinks it’s important to cross cultural lines and tell inclusive stories.

She spent her formative years in Haiti, DC, and Miami. She learned English from music videos in the late 80s and started working on video treatments for songs at age 9. In college, she studied English and took classes in black film, the art of the auteur, and linguistics. When she moved to NYC she worked at MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and BET--writing and directing short form commercials for each network. That experience led her to writing and directing her first short film, "Milking It" in 2014. Since then, she’s continued to focus on filmmaking and is currently attached to direct 2 short films this year, and the feature version to "Milking It" in 2020. Noël is a featured Free the Work director and involved in other organizations focused on the advancement of women in film and media.