David Michod

July 4, 2010

David Michod has many celebrated short films to his credit. Animal Kingdom, his debut feature, won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize (drama) at Sundance in 2010.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from University of Melbourne, Michôd trained as a writer/director at Victorian College of the Arts.  His short films as writer/director range from GATHER YOUR THOUGHTS, EZRA WHITE LL.B, NETHERLAND DWARF and CROSSBOW, to (as co-writer) SPIDER and I LOVE SARAH JANE.  He also wrote and acted in the short film THE IF THING, directed by Nash Edgerton, and had a role in the runaway hit Australian movie, KENNY, directed by Clayton Jacobson.

CROSSBOW, which he made in 2007, won the Melbourne International Film Festivalʼs Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film and screened at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival as well as the 2008 Sundance Festival and 2008 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. CROSSBOW was also honored with an award for Best Short Screenplay at the 2007 AFI Awards. NETHERLAND DWARF screened in Sundance 2009 and Berlin International Film Festival 2009.

In addition to his writing, directing and acting talents, Michôd was also the editor of leading film industry publication, INSIDE FILM (IF), between 2003 and 2006.


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