Sydney filmmaker, Craig Boreham is making his way to Wales, after being nominated for the second time for the prestigious Iris Prize for his film, OSTIA – La Notte Finale. OSTIA, which won Best Film earlier this year at the Mardi Gras Film Festival’s My Queer Career Competition, was Craig’s graduation project made at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). The Iris Prize is Cardiff’s International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize and is the only LGBT short film prize in the world, which allows the winner to make a new film with the prize of £25,000 (approx. AU$ 39,500)! More info.
Craig is currently working on his debut feature film Teenage Kicks, based on his short film Drowning, which also won Best Film at My Queer Career and the Melbourne Queer Film festival last year as well as picking up the 2012 National Film and Sound Archive “Orlando Award”and a 2012 Iris Prize nomination. Teenage Kicks, starring Miles Szanto (Ostia – La Notte Finale, Drowning, Love My Way) and Sophie Lowe (The Slap, Beautiful Kate) is set to shoot in Sydney in early 2013. Teenage Kicks will be the fourth film collaboration between Boreham and actor Szanto with their co-written short Blue Monday premiering at this year’s Cockatoo Island Film Festival.
About the Director:
Craig Boreham, is a Sydney based writer, director. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Craig has directed short films, several ads, music clips and has worked extensively in the area of post-production on many projects. Much of Craig’s video and film work focuses on themes of sexuality and the politics of desire. His films have been seen in over 150 festival screenings, including the Berlin International Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and Cinema des Antipodes at the Cannes Film Festival. His films have received numerous awards and a retrospective of Craig’s work, CINEMA OF TRUE POISON was presented by Fundacion Triangulo in Madrid in 2008.
Craig is the current Network Co-ordinator at Metro Screen.
Festival website: http://www.irisprize.org/short-list/year-2012