Wayne Blair Awarded 2011 Bob Maza Fellowship

By May 13, 2011 Congratulations

Screen Australia awarded Wayne Blair with the 2011 Bob Maza Fellowship at the opening of the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival at the Sydney Opera House.

Wayne made his first significant steps as a film director in 2000 with his short ‘Jubulj’ through the inaugural Metro Screen Uncle Lester Bostock Mentorship Scheme. His award-winning writer and director short film credits include The Djarn Djarns [2004] winner of the Crystal Bear Award in Kinderfilmfest at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival and Black Talk [2002] winner of the 2003 Dendy Award for Best Short at the Sydney Film Festival. In recent years he has written and directed numerous Australian television series including My Place [2010], Dead Gorgeous [2009], Lockie Leonard [2006, 2008 & 2009], The Circuit [2008] and Double Trouble [2006]. Wayne is now about to enter production as director of his debut feature The Sapphires.

Congratulations to Wayne Blair from the team at Metro Screen