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Wayne Blair

Director

Wayne Blair is an acclaimed Australian film, television and theatre director, writer, actor and producer.

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2017
Production (role):
DIRTY DANCING
Company:
Liongate Television / ABC
Project details:
In post-production

3 x 1 hr

Starring Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Sherzinger and Debra Messing
TELEVISION (Includes)
Date: 2016-17
Production (role):
CLEVERMAN (Lead Director)
Company:
ABC / Goalpost Pictures / Pukeko Pictures / Weta (Series 1 & 2)
Project details:
6 x 1 hr

Series 2 in post-production
FEATURE FILM (Includes)
Date: 2014
Production (role):
SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ
Company:
Eclectic Pictures / Gerard Butler Alan Siegel Entertainment / Milennium Films / Crosscurrent Productions
Project details:
Starring Adrian Brody and Salma Hayek

Gala Premiere at Toronto Film Festival
Date: 2012
Production (role):
THE SAPPHIRES
Company:
Goalpost Pictures
Project details:
Out of Competition, Cannes Film Festival
Melbourne international Film Festival – opening night
Sydney Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
Balinale Film Festival
Zurich Film Festival
Hamburg Film Festival
Busan Film Festival
Golden Horse Film Festival
London Film Festival
San Diego Film Festival – opening night
Aspen Film Festival – opening night
Mill Valley Film Festival
Hamptons Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Hawaii Film Festival – opening night
Chicago Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
Twin Cities, Minnesota Film Festival
Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
Film Columbia: Peter Biskind Film Festival
Austin Film Festival
Philadelphia Film Festival
Gold Coast Film Festival, Long Island
Savannah Film Festival
Memphis Film Festival
Denver Film Festival
Naples Film Festival, Florida
Lone Star Film Festival
Napa Valley Film Festival
Houston Film Festival
St Louis Film Festival
Sarasota Film Festival
Key West Film Festival
Bahamas Film Festival
Santa Fe Film Festival
Dubai Film Festival – closing night

Winner Audience Choice Award, Aspen Film Festival

Winner Starz People’s Choice Award for Narrative Feature, Denver Film Festival

Winner Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature, St Louis Film Festival

Winner Golden Key (Audience Choice) Award, Key West Film Festival

Winner Audience Award, Palm Springs Film Festival

Winner SPAA Independent Producers Awards, Feature Film Category

Winner AACTA Award, Best Director

Winner AACTA Award, Best Film

Winner AACTA Audience Award for Most Memorable Screen Moment

Nominated for Gold Hugo for Best Feature, Chicago International Film Festival

Nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): DIRTY DANCING
    Company: Liongate Television / ABC
    Project details: In post-production

    3 x 1 hr

    Starring Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Sherzinger and Debra Messing
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016-17
    Production (role): CLEVERMAN (Lead Director)
    Company: ABC / Goalpost Pictures / Pukeko Pictures / Weta (Series 1 & 2)
    Project details: 6 x 1 hr

    Series 2 in post-production
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ
    Company: Eclectic Pictures / Gerard Butler Alan Siegel Entertainment / Milennium Films / Crosscurrent Productions
    Project details: Starring Adrian Brody and Salma Hayek

    Gala Premiere at Toronto Film Festival
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): THE SAPPHIRES
    Company: Goalpost Pictures
    Project details: Out of Competition, Cannes Film Festival
    Melbourne international Film Festival – opening night
    Sydney Film Festival
    Toronto Film Festival
    Telluride Film Festival
    Balinale Film Festival
    Zurich Film Festival
    Hamburg Film Festival
    Busan Film Festival
    Golden Horse Film Festival
    London Film Festival
    San Diego Film Festival – opening night
    Aspen Film Festival – opening night
    Mill Valley Film Festival
    Hamptons Film Festival
    Milwaukee Film Festival
    Hawaii Film Festival – opening night
    Chicago Film Festival
    New Orleans Film Festival
    Twin Cities, Minnesota Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
    Film Columbia: Peter Biskind Film Festival
    Austin Film Festival
    Philadelphia Film Festival
    Gold Coast Film Festival, Long Island
    Savannah Film Festival
    Memphis Film Festival
    Denver Film Festival
    Naples Film Festival, Florida
    Lone Star Film Festival
    Napa Valley Film Festival
    Houston Film Festival
    St Louis Film Festival
    Sarasota Film Festival
    Key West Film Festival
    Bahamas Film Festival
    Santa Fe Film Festival
    Dubai Film Festival – closing night

    Winner Audience Choice Award, Aspen Film Festival

    Winner Starz People’s Choice Award for Narrative Feature, Denver Film Festival

    Winner Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature, St Louis Film Festival

    Winner Golden Key (Audience Choice) Award, Key West Film Festival

    Winner Audience Award, Palm Springs Film Festival

    Winner SPAA Independent Producers Awards, Feature Film Category

    Winner AACTA Award, Best Director

    Winner AACTA Award, Best Film

    Winner AACTA Audience Award for Most Memorable Screen Moment

    Nominated for Gold Hugo for Best Feature, Chicago International Film Festival

    Nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack

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Independent Talent Group Ltd
40 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 2RH

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+44 (0)20 7636 6565

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