Simon Baker Wins Australian Directors’ Guild Award for Breath

May 4, 2018
And it could not have been more timely, with the Tim Winton adaptation just released in cinemas.

Held in Melbourne, the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) Awards celebrate excellence in the craft and art of directing across film, television, documentary, animation
and interactive media.

Presenters included Kat Stewart, Xavier Samuel, Adam Elliot and Michala Banas, and along with Baker, the big winner was Fiona Banks, who picked up 2 trophies. And the winners were…

Best Direction of a Feature Film
Simon Baker for Breath

Best Direction of a Short Film
John Sheedy for Mrs McCutcheon

Best Direction of a Student Film
Lucy Knox for An Act of Love

Best Direction of a Documentary Feature Film
Larissa Behrendt for After the Apology

Best Direction of a Documentary Series
Alex Barry for The Surgery Ship

Best Direction of a Documentary Standalone Project
Sari Braithwaite for Paper Trails

High commendation: Jolyon Hoff for The Staging Post

Esben Storm Award For Best Direction of A Children’s TV or SVOD Drama
Fiona Banks for Mustangs FC (Series 1, Episode 13)

Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Drama Series
Fiona Banks for Wentworth (Series 5, Episode 5)

Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Drama Serial
Danny Raco for Home and Away (Episode 6756)

Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Mini Series
Daina Reid for Sunshine

Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Comedy Program
Jonathan Brough for Rosehaven (Series 2, Episode 4)

Best Direction of an Online Drama Project
Scott Mannion for The Defector

Best Direction of an Online Comedy Project
Henry Inglis for Small Town Hackers

Best Direction of an Animated Project
Steve Baker for This is Desmondo Ray!

High Commendation: Marieka Walsh and Larissa Behrendt for Barbara

Best Direction of Commercial Content
Paul Middleditch for Celebrate Australia

Best Direction of a Music Video
Nick Waterman for Edge of the Night
Artist: Sheppard

The Cecil Holmes Award
Ray Argall

For a list of nominees head here.


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      Dov Kornits

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  1. Eve

    Breath. A beautiful, sensitive, unforgettable film. Congratulations Simon Baker.

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