Four South Australian directors have been nominated for Australian Directors Guild Awards tomorrow night (May 8).
It’s the largest number of South Australian nominees in the Award’s history.
South Australia is represented in five of the fifteen award categories including Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays) who is nominated for the prestigious Feature Film Award.
Victoria Cocks has been nominated for Best Direction in an Original Online Project for online sensation Wastelander Panda: Exile and Dario Russo for Best Direction in a TV Comedy for Danger 5, Series 2.
Flinders University graduate David Coyle has also been nominated for Best Direction in a Student Film for Enfilade which had its World Premiere at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival in San Francisco in 2014.
Two New South Wales based Directors, Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Ian Watson (ANZAC Girls) have also been nominated for South Australian Film Corporation funded and supported productions.
South Australian Film Corporation CEO Annabelle Sheehan said the nominations demonstrate the quality and depth of talent within the South Australian screen industry.
“The South Australian Film Corporation is proud to have partnered with local directors and production companies to support these projects, which have helped keep the spotlight on the state both nationally and internationally,” said Ms Sheehan.
The Australian Directors Guild Awards were established to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution by Australian Directors in the fields of film, television and new media platforms.
The 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards will be present at a ceremony at the Hotel Sofitel on Collins in Melbourne on Friday 8th May.