Australian Director’s Guild Awards: 2009 nominees

saved-6The Australian Director’s Guild has selected its best for its annual awards with nominees including Underbelly, All Saints, NEWStopia, False Witness, Dirt Game, and Saved (pictured).

ADG President, Ray Argall, said: โ€œWe congratulate all the nominees on the great work they have produced this year and look forward to seeing them at next monthโ€™s Awards night.โ€

To qualify, productions had to air between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009. Amongst the television nominees are:

TV Drama Series
Grant Brown The Brotherhood: Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
Ian Gilmour Danger Zone: All Saints
Shawn Seet Business as Usual Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
Jet Wilkinson Bloodlines: All Saints

TV Comedy Series
Nathan Craig & Earl Melville Love: Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure
Bradley Howard Episode 10: Newstopia
Alex Weinress Pack: Chandon Pictures

TV Mini Series
Peter Andrikidis False Witness: False Witness
Grant Brown Boab Dreaming: Dirt Game
Brendan Maher Down Among the Dead Men: Dirt Game
Ian Watson Carla Cametti PD

Tony Ayres Saved
Michael James Rowland The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce
Tony Tilse Scorched
Rowan Woods Three Acts of Murder

Documentary (stand alone)
Amiel Courtin-Wilson Cicada
Bentley Dean Contact
Scott Hicks Glass: A portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Documentary (series)
Brian McKenzie Ironing Man: Meet me at the Mango Tree
Kay Pavlou Armenia: Family Footsteps
Rachel Perkins Freedom for our Lifetime: First Australians

Ben Lawrence Pollards: Mitsubishi
Sean Meehan Separation: Quit Victoria
Steve Rogers Pure Waters: Boags Draught

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at Star City casino, Sydney, on Thursday September 10.

For full details, including the Film nominees, visit


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