The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced a director’s attachment for Mel Gibson’s upcoming feature Hacksaw Ridge which will be filmed in Australia in October.
The Director’s Attachment Scheme is an industry incentive for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the scheme provides three director’s attachments annually. Participating films primarily shot in Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia will only be open to applicants from those states. Participating films shot in all other states and territories will be open to applicants from anywhere in Australia.
“We are pleased to announce this attachment on our first international film directed by Academy Award®–winning director Mel Gibson,” said ADG Executive Director, Kingston Anderson. “This is the first time we have been able to offer an attachment on a film of this size.”
Screen Australia’s Head of Production, Sally Caplan, said, “This is a wonderful scheme and the attachment to Hacksaw Ridge is a particularly extraordinary opportunity. Thank you to all for making this happen.”
Executive producer James Vernon said, “The whole creative team is excited about having a talented Australian emerging director join the Hacksaw Ridge cast and crew on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Applications may be submitted to the ADG from interested directors who are Australian residents with the following qualifications:
two short fiction drama films publicly screened OR
one short fiction drama film which has screened at an accredited film festival (Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Busan, Rotterdam, SXSW or Telluride) OR
experience directing television series drama or serial drama but must be able to convince they have a commitment to directing feature film drama in the future.
The applicant will be asked to submit the following to the ADG:
a written reference from an established screen industry practitioner
up to 100 words on why they want to do the attachment outlining the career benefits
DVD copies OR links to past work.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31 July 2015.
Please forward all applications to:
Director’s Attachment Scheme
Australian Directors Guild
PO Box 211, Rozelle NSW 2039
For more information please contact the ADG visit or phone 1300 539 639