Tanna, Sherpa and Glitch take top gongs at ADG Awards

08 May, 2016 by Staff Writer

Tanna is based on a true story about a girl who runs away from an arranged marriage.

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Tanna, Sherpa and Peter Allen – Not the Boy Nex Door have taken top honours at the 2016 Australian Director's Guild Awards.

Jennifer Peedom has won Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at the Awards in Melbourne, in the same week as her film Sherpa passed $1 million at the local box office.

Hosted by Nazeem Hussain, the awards honoured the outstanding work over the past year of Australian directors working in film, television, music and advertising. 

Other winners included Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, who won Best Direction in a Feature Film for Tanna

The film was made in collaboration with the Yakel people of Tanna, Vanuatu.

Rachel Perkins won her second ADG Award, this time for Best Direction in a Telemovie for Redfern Now: Promise Me

Best Direction in a TV Drama Series went to Emma Freeman for her work on Glitch and Shawn Seet was presented with his third ADG Award, this year winning for Best Direction in a TV Mini Series for Peter Allen – Not the Boy Nex Door

Other winners in the TV categories were David Gould for Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial for his work on Home and Away and Jonathan Brough for Best Direction in a TV Comedy for Sammy J & Randy in Rickett's Lane

The Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Drama went to Daina Reid for Ready for This.

Joining Jennifer Peedom in the Documentary categories were David Mason, who won Best Direction in a Documentary Stand Alone for Cast from the Storm and Ivan O’Mahoney who won Best Direction in a

Documentary Series for Episode 1 of Hitting Home.

Del Kathryn Barton and Brendan Fletcher were the winners of Best Direction in an Animation for Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose and Darlene Johnson won Best Direction in a Short Film for Bluey

Nash Edgerton won Best Direction in a Music Video for his work on Bob Dylan’s The Night We Called it a Day and the award for Best Direction in an Original Online Project went to Kacie Anning for Series 2 of Fragments of Friday

Best Direction in a TV Commercial went to Tim Bullock for Volkswagen Bear.

Sue Brooks also received the ADG/DGA Finders Award and Geoffrey Nottage won the Michael Carson Award, which recognises excellence in the craft of television drama direction.

THE 2016 ADG AWARD WINNERS

Best Direction in a Feature Film

Bentley Dean & Martin Butler: Tanna

Best Direction in a Documentary Stand Alone

David Mason: Cast from the Storm

Best Direction in a Documentary Feature

Jennifer Peedom: Sherpa

Best Direction in a Documentary Series

Ivan O'Mahoney: Hitting Home / Episode 1

Best Direction in a Telemovie

Rachel Perkins: Redfern Now – Promise Me

Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial

David Gould: Home & Away Episode 6341

Best Direction in an Original Online Project

Kacie Anning: Fragments of Friday / Series 2

Best Direction in a TV Commercial

Tim Bullock: Volkswagen Bear

Best Direction in a Music Video

Nash Edgerton: The Night We Called It A Day (Bob Dylan)

Best Direction in a TV Drama Series

Emma Freeman: Glitch / Series 1, Episode 1

Best Direction in a Student Film

Simon Trevorrow: There's a Bluebird in my Heart

Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Drama

Daina Reid: Ready For This / Episode 4

Best Direction in a Short Film

Darlene Johnson: Bluey

Best Direction in a TV Comedy

Jonathan Brough: Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane / Episode 1

Best Direction in an Animation

Del Kathryn Barton & Brendan Fletcher: Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose

Best Direction in a TV Mini Series

Shawn Seet: Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door / Episode 1

Michael Carson Award

Geoffrey Nottage

ADG/DGA Finders Award

Sue Brooks: Looking for Grace

CECIL HOLMES AWARD

Michael Frankel & Greg Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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