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Anthony Fabian

Director

Anthony Fabian is an award-winning director of feature films, documentaries, commercials and shorts.

His first feature was the multi-award winning ‘Skin’ which was shot in and around Johannesburg and co-produced with Margaret Matheson (Bard Entertainments, UK) and Genevieve Hofmeyr (Moonlighting Films, RSA). It stars Sophie Okonedo (Oscar®-nominee for Hotel Rwanda and Golden Globe nominee for Tsunami, The Aftermath) Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano), Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), Tony Kgoroge (Hotel Rwanda, Hijack Stories) and newcomer Ella Ramangwane.

 

 

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
GOOD HOPE
Project details:
A feature-length documentary about crisis of confidence in South Africa, and what the next generation are doing to secure a brighter future.
Production (role):
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
Project details:
Feature Film
Production (role):
TIVOLI
Project details:
American drama series by writer Cynthia Cleese.
Production (role):
CAVIAR
Project details:
TV Series.
Moscow-based thrilled called Caviar, developed with Olivia Hetreed (Wuthering Heights, Girl with a Pearl Earring).
Production (role):
DEBS
Project details:
TV Series, adapted from Fiona MacCarthy’s bestselling social history, Last Curtsey, co-created with the actress,
Victoria Tennant.
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LOUDER THAN WORDS
Company:
Identity Films/ ARC Entertainment
Project details:
Stars David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton. The film is based on a true story about a family who turn a tragic loss into a force for good.
Rex Reed in the New York Observer described it as: “A feelgood film with an infectious sense of inspiration… directed with flair and sensitivity by Anthony Fabian.”
Date: 2009
Production (role):
EMBRACING THE TIGER
Company:
Majestic Media / Elysian Films/ Sky
Project details:
Charting the history, philosophy, practice and popularity of Tai Chi. It is the first documentary ever to be made
exclusively about this martial art.
Date: 2008
Production (role):
SKIN
Company:
Elysian Films / Bard Entertainments / Moonlighting Films
Project details:
BIFA nomination for Best Actress

It was an Audience Award Finalist at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. The film went on to win 22 international awards including Best Feature at Palm Beach and Santa Barbara Festival.
Legendary American critic Roger Ebert called it “One of the best films of the year”.

Starring Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige,
Date: 1994
Production (role):
BACH AND VARIATIONS
Company:
Elysian Films
SHORT FILM
Date: 2014
Production (role):
FREEZE-FRAME
Company:
Crashdown Studio/ Shorts International
Date: 2007
Production (role):
SCARRED
Company:
Elysian Films
Date: 2005
Production (role):
PRICK
Date: 2000
Production (role):
JEAN
TELEVISION
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BRITISH LEGENDS OF STAGE AND SCREEN
Company:
Elysian / Sky
Project details:
Eight-part documentary series for Sky Arts starring Sir Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Sir Christopher Lee, Dame Diana Rigg, Michael York, Glenda Jackson, Sir Michael Gambon and Sir Ian McKellen.
Date: 2005
Production (role):
WHILE THE MUSIC LASTS
Company:
Elysian Films
Project details:
A documentary TV movie about Batignano, a quirky festival in southern Tuscany which has launched the careers of some of the most successful British artists working in opera today.
Date: 2003
Production (role):
HARMONY IN HANOI
Company:
Elysian Films / BBC
Project details:
A fresh look at contemporary Vietnam through the eyes of its musicians.

It premiered at BAFTA.
Date: 2002
Production (role):
TOWNSHIP OPERA
Company:
Elysian Films / BBC
Project details:
Shortlisted for a One World Media Award

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): GOOD HOPE
    Project details: A feature-length documentary about crisis of confidence in South Africa, and what the next generation are doing to secure a brighter future.
  • Production (role): MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
    Project details: Feature Film
  • Production (role): TIVOLI
    Project details: American drama series by writer Cynthia Cleese.
  • Production (role): CAVIAR
    Project details: TV Series.
    Moscow-based thrilled called Caviar, developed with Olivia Hetreed (Wuthering Heights, Girl with a Pearl Earring).
  • Production (role): DEBS
    Project details: TV Series, adapted from Fiona MacCarthy’s bestselling social history, Last Curtsey, co-created with the actress,
    Victoria Tennant.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LOUDER THAN WORDS
    Company: Identity Films/ ARC Entertainment
    Project details: Stars David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton. The film is based on a true story about a family who turn a tragic loss into a force for good.
    Rex Reed in the New York Observer described it as: “A feelgood film with an infectious sense of inspiration… directed with flair and sensitivity by Anthony Fabian.”
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): EMBRACING THE TIGER
    Company: Majestic Media / Elysian Films/ Sky
    Project details: Charting the history, philosophy, practice and popularity of Tai Chi. It is the first documentary ever to be made
    exclusively about this martial art.
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): SKIN
    Company: Elysian Films / Bard Entertainments / Moonlighting Films
    Project details: BIFA nomination for Best Actress

    It was an Audience Award Finalist at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. The film went on to win 22 international awards including Best Feature at Palm Beach and Santa Barbara Festival.
    Legendary American critic Roger Ebert called it “One of the best films of the year”.

    Starring Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige,
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): BACH AND VARIATIONS
    Company: Elysian Films
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): FREEZE-FRAME
    Company: Crashdown Studio/ Shorts International
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): SCARRED
    Company: Elysian Films
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): PRICK
    Company:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): JEAN
    Company:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BRITISH LEGENDS OF STAGE AND SCREEN
    Company: Elysian / Sky
    Project details: Eight-part documentary series for Sky Arts starring Sir Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Sir Christopher Lee, Dame Diana Rigg, Michael York, Glenda Jackson, Sir Michael Gambon and Sir Ian McKellen.
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): WHILE THE MUSIC LASTS
    Company: Elysian Films
    Project details: A documentary TV movie about Batignano, a quirky festival in southern Tuscany which has launched the careers of some of the most successful British artists working in opera today.
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): HARMONY IN HANOI
    Company: Elysian Films / BBC
    Project details: A fresh look at contemporary Vietnam through the eyes of its musicians.

    It premiered at BAFTA.
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): TOWNSHIP OPERA
    Company: Elysian Films / BBC
    Project details: Shortlisted for a One World Media Award
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