Tony has a Masters degree in directing from Australian Film Television and Radio School and is the recipient of the Screensound and ASDA Awards for Excellence in Drama Directing.
His television credits include SECRET CITY (2018), Foxtel/Netflix for Matchbox Productions; HARROW (2017), ABC TV Australia/ ABC Studios International for Hoodlum Productions; GLITCH (2017), Foxtel/Netflix for Matchbox Productions; A PLACE TO CALL HOME (2016) Channel 7/Foxtel; READY FOR THIS? (2015) ABC3 for Blackfella Productions; THE KETTERING INCIDENT (2014/15) for Foxtel/Amazon Prime/BBC for Porchlight Films; THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (2013), Foxtel for Matchbox/NBC Universal; ALL SAINTS (2006/07) for Channel Seven; THE SURGEON (2005), Channel Ten for Southern Star and CITY HOMICIDE (2002).
In 2012 Tony directed the feature film DEAD EUROPE based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and screened at many other festivals including London, Sydney, Melbourne, Thessaloniki and in competition at the Istanbul Film Festival. DEAD EUROPE was nominated for Best Film at the Film Critics Circle Awards and received five AACTA nominations.
In 2010/11 Tony wrote and directed the feature length documentary THE TALL MAN for SBS TV and Blackfella Films based on the book by Chloe Hooper. THE TALL MAN premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was awarded a Walkley Award for Best Long Form Documentary, an AWGIE Award for Best Documentary Script, Best Documentary at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto, Best Documentary and the Finders Award at the Australian Directors Guild Awards and nominated for four AACTA Awards.
Tony wrote and directed the short film JEWBOY which premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and went on to screen at many festivals including Sundance. The film won three AFI Awards, the AWGIE Award for Best Original Telemovie as well as the Film Critics Circle Award for Best Australian Short Film. INTO THE NIGHT (2002) was awarded a Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Film Award at the St Tropez Film Festival and was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film and UNIT#52, which premiered in ‘Directors Fortnight’ at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and won two Golden Eye Awards for Best Direction and the People’s Choice Award
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