The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) and Screen Tasmania, are offering 10 Tasmanian directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors. The two-day event will be moderated by ADG CEO, Kingston Anderson, with panel speakers – Anna Broinowski and Rowan Woods.
Anna Broinowski is an award-winning filmmaker, documentary lecturer and author. Her notable credits include Aim High in Creation!, Forbidden Lie, Helen’s War and Hell Bento!!. Anna has won several awards including 3 AFIs (AACTAs), Best Film at Silverdocs USA, the Al Jazeera Golden Award, a Russian Film Critics’ Prize, The NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and the Writer’s Guild of America (East and West) Best Nonfiction Screenplay. Anna’s book about filming in North Korea, The Director is the Commander (2015), was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers’ Festival and NIB Waverley Best nonfiction awards.
Rowan Woods is an award-winning director across television and feature film. Most recently, Rowan was the set up director of the third season of Nowhere Boys, the International Emmy® Award winning series. Rowan also recently directed the set up episodes of the The Kettering Incident, starring Elizabeth Debicki, which won Best Miniseries at the 2016 AACTA Awards and received four other AACTA nominations. He has also recently directed the US NBCUniversal series Hunters, for producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes). Rowan directed episodes of the last three series of multi-award-winning Rake starring Richard Roxburgh and produced by Peter Duncan. Rowan’s other award-winning credits include, Little Fish and The Boys.
Through a series of presentations, workshop sessions, screenings and discussions, the two experienced screen directors will reveal their directing techniques, share advice on best practice and give participants guidance on individual projects.