One of Australia’s most prolific film directors (Blacktown, Lucky Country, Boxing Day, Red Dog, Kill Me Three Times, Danger Close) will present a special directing workshop and discuss his processes when directing and working with actors and the importance of collaboration and finding your own unique voice, style and expression.
Presented by KRIV STENDERS
Kriv Stenders is one of Australia’s most renown, respected and prolific film directors with numerous critically acclaimed and award winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, television commercials, television series and feature films to his credit. His early feature films include Blacktown, The Illustrated, Family Doctor, Boxing Day, and Lucky Country.
His fifth feature, Red Dog, released by Roadshow in August 2011, earned over $22 million at the box office, making it the eighth highest grossing Australian film of all time. It has also become the highest selling Australian DVD of all time. Red Dog won both Best Director and Best Film at the 2011 IF Awards and Best Film at the inaugural 2012 ACCTA Awards.
In 2014 Kriv directed Kill Me Three Times, starring Simon Pegg, Bryan Brown, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, and Sullivan Stapleton. That same year he directed The Principal, a four-part television drama for SBS, starring Alex Dimitriades and Aden Young, plus the feature-length documentary, Why Anzac with Sam Neill.
In 2015, he directed Red Dog : True Blue, the sequel to Red Dog which was released by Roadshow on Boxing Day 2016 and went on to earn more than $7 million at the local box office. In 2016, he directed Australia Day for Foxtel, Hoodlum and Icon Films which starred Bryan Brown and Sean Keenan and was the first film release on the Dendy Demand platform. ---
In 2017 Kriv directed Wake In Fright, Stephen M. Irwin’s contemporary re-imagining of the Australian classic which aired as a two-parter on Channel TEN. Kriv ‘s critically acclaimed feature-length documentary The Go-Betweens: Right Here premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival and also screened at the Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane Film Festivals ahead of a successful limited theatrical release. That same year he also completed production on Foxtel’s The Pacific With Sam Neill, a six-part documentary series retracing Captain Cook’s journeys across the Pacific which he co-directed with Sally Aitken. Kriv recently completed post-production on the Vietnam War epic, Danger Close : The Battle Of Long Tan, which was shot in Queensland and is due for release through Transmission Films in the second half of 2019. Kriv Stenders is one of Australia’s most renown, respected and prolific film directors with numerous critically acclaimed and award winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, television commercials, television series and feature films to his credit. His early feature films include Blacktown, The Illustrated, Family Doctor, Boxing Day, and Lucky Country.
DANGER CLOSE : THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN (2019)
AUSTRALIA DAY (2017)
RED DOG : TRUE BLUE (2016)
KILL ME THREE TIMES (2014)
RED DOG (2011)
LUCKY COUNTRY (2009)
BOXING DAY (2006)
THE ILLUSTRATED FAMILY DOCTOR (2005)
WAKE IN FRIGHT - 2 x part Mini-Series (2017)
THE PRINCIPAL - 4 x part Mini-Series (2015)
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS – Set-Up Director, 2 x episodes (2019)
JACK IRISH – 2 x episodes (2018)
DOCTOR, DOCTOR – 4 x episodes (2016/17)
A PLACE TO CALL HOME – 2 x episodes (2016)
HUNTERS – 2 x episodes (2016)
THE PACIFIC : IN THE WAKE OF CAPTAIN COOK WITH SAM NEILL (2018)
THE GO-BETWEENS : RIGHT HERE (2017)
WHY ANZAC WITH SAM NEILL (2015)