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Brendan Fletcher

Brendan is one of Australia’s most versatile and dynamic film-makers. WE DON'T NEED A MAP is the first film Brendan has produced for another director. If you’re going to start producing someone else, you may as well start with a Cannes award-winner.

Screen International listed Brendan as one of 25 “Rising Stars” from around the globe following the release of his debut feature Mad Bastards. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Independent Spirit Award at the 2011 IF Awards; received five AACTA Award nominations including Best Film and Best Original Screenplay; won Best Film at the Deadly Awards and garnered Film Critics and Director’s Guild nominations for Best Director.

Brendan’s other work includes Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and The Rose, a short animation made in collaboration with two-time Archibald-winning artist Del Kathryn Barton. Starring Mia Wasikowska and Geoffrey Rush it premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and won the AACTA Award for Best Short Animation, Best Australian Short Film at Melbourne International Film Festival and Best Director at the ADG Awards 2015.

Brendan’s reputation as a collaborator with heavyweight Australian creative talent began with Brendan co-directing a
series of documentaries with Russell Crowe (Texas and The Men Who Couldn’t Finish Things) followed by the award-winning documentary Black Chicks Talking with Leah Purcell (Tribeca Film Festival), In 2011 he made Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey for ABC TV and more recently Kev Carmody: Snowman. In 2017, the ABC premiered two new documentaries of Brendan’s – a music film about Sarah Blasko and an Arts film series made with Hannah Gadsby.

Brendan’s film 900 Neighbours about the Northcott Housing Estate screened at the Sydney Film Festival in 2006. It garnered a Best Documentary Nomination at the Film Critics Circle Award and won Best Social/Political documentary at the 2006 ATOM Awards.

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WINNER! 2018 ATOM Award, Best Documentary (Social and Political Issues) WINNER! Digital History Prize, NSW Premier's History Awards, 2018...