Fairbrother's first short film, MONSTER, premiered at the Cannes Short Film Corner, followed by its American premiere at Cinequest where a critic raved that the film "F*cked me up for a year!". The film also won an award of distinction at the Canadian Short Film Festival. MONSTER starred Fairbrother and was also written, directed and produced by her.
In 2019, Fairbrother was selected to attend the Cinestory TV Retreat & Fellowship as a semi-finalists for her pilot CLEANING HOUSE.
In 2018, Fairbrother won the MovieMaker Production Fund as well as the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition for her feature script, GET A LIFE.