On Friday the 2nd of May the Australian Directors Guild Awards were celebrated at the Powerhouse Museum. The black tie event is held annually to honour the exceptional work of Australian directors. The awards were hosted by writer and comedian Claire Hooper.
Best Direction in a Music Video went to David Barker for Nightingale Floor. The music video, featuring Kate Miller-Heidke, was created to bring attention to the destruction of orangutan habitats due to Palm Oil.
Best Direction in a Student Film went to Melissa Anastasi’s By This River.
Best Direction in a TV Comedy went to Mathew Saville for his episode ‘Portuguese Custard Tarts’ in series 1 of Please Like Me.
Best Direction in a TV Mini Series went to Khoa Do for Episode 4 of Better Man.
Best Direction in a TV Drama Series was won by Rachel Perkins for her work in Series 2, Episode 2, ‘Starting Over’ in Redfern Now.
Daniel Nettheim took home the Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Program for his direction in Dance Academy, Series 3, Episode 12, ‘A Perfect Storm’.
Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone) went to Corrie Chen for her direction in Suicide and Me.
Best Direction in a Telemovie went to Rowan Woods for his work in The Broken Shore.
Nick Robinson won the Best Direction in a Documentary Series for his work on Kakadu, Episode 4.
Best Direction in a Documentary Feature went to Sophia Turkiewicz for Once My Mother.
Best Direction in a Feature Film went to Kim Mordaunt for his work in The Rocket.