8An Emmy, Peabody and multiple Australian Film Institute award-winning filmmaker, Scott Hicks has also been nominated for two Academy Awards as Director and Writer, and British Academy Awards for Directing and Best Film. His Academy Award-winning box-office sensation ‘Shine’ was nominated for a total of 7 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes and 9 BAFTAS. It won 9 AFI awards including Best Film.
A succession of Hollywood studio films has followed: ‘Snow Falling on Cedars’ (with Ethan Hawke and Max von Sydow) ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ (with Anthony Hopkins), ‘No Reservations’ (with Catherine Zeta-Jones), and ‘The Lucky One’ (with Zac Efron). Integral to all of this work has been the four-decade collaboration with his wife, producer Kerry Heysen.
Scott has also directed three Australian productions in recent years. ‘Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts’ was a cinema documentary on his friend and collaborator Philip Glass (which he also filmed and produced). He filmed ‘The Boys Are Back’ starring Clive Owen, in South Australia. ‘Glass’ was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination, and won the Best Documentary AFI Award. His music-focussed documentary ‘Highly Strung’ opened the Adelaide Film Festival in 2015.
His most recent feature ‘Fallen’ (based on the best-selling novel) was an independent American film shot in Hungary. Other aspects of his work include extensive success in the world of American television commercials – one of which was inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Scott also directed several rock clips which were influential in breaking Australian band INXS into the US market.
Scott was honoured as South Australian of the Year in 1999 and then as Australian of the Year for South Australia in 2008.
Together with his close friend David Chiem, CEO of global company MindChamps, Scott has recently formed MAY30 Entertainment, a joint-venture company to develop and produce quality films and other theatrical entertainments for the international market.
An energetic supporter of the arts, he is Patron of the Helpmann Academy Foundation, and a sought-after public speaker. He is also an accomplished photographer with five solo exhibitions to his credit. Postal: PO Box 10464 Adelaide BC, South Australia, 5000277 Gilbert St Adelaide, South Australia, 5000 PH +61 (8) 8231 6238THE KINO FILM CO. PTY. LTD. ABN 98 088 045 903 ARAE PTY. LTD. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE KINO FILM CO. SERVICE TRUST ABN 98 149 886 855