Tanna, Sherpa and Glitch take top gongs at ADG Awards
Tanna is based on a true story about a girl who runs away from an arranged marriage.
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
ADG/DGA Finders Award
Sue Brooks: Looking for Grace
CECIL HOLMES AWARD
Michael Frankel & Greg Duffy