Ten talented filmmakers + $1.2 million each = Ten awesome films I can watch in 2011. Bam!
By the way, this isn’t some ‘changing the industry’ suggestion for Screen Australia to take on board – seriously, who wants them involved – it’s more like fantasy football, but instead of football players its my own Aussie filmmaker dream team. Action!
SHAYNE ARMSTRONG & SHANE KRAUSE
Link here (AK last but not least!)
Okay this last one might seem like a bit of a cheat, putting two names, but so far they have written a whole bunch of screenplays together as a duo so like it or not I’m lumping them into a directorial partnership. These two cool dudes were the writers behind the original Acolytes screenplay (not Jon Hewitt’s shooting draft), they wrote eight episodes of Dr Who television spin off K-9 (including one episode which won the John Hinde AWGIE Award for Science Fiction) and they recently penned the script for Bait – the 3D shark movie to be directed by Russell Mulcahy, and are said to be developing projects for Greg McLean and Jamie Blanks. That is enough to make me take a punt and put them behind the camera, directing one of their own scripts, and seeing how awesome that could be!