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July 27, 1953 -
Nationality: Australian
Category: Director
Subcategory: Australian Director

Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie film talent was able to make Australian stories?


It was always easy for me. I was born very rich and lucky.


While the eyes of the world will be on us let's show everyone that we have a great sense of humour.


If government and media and all of us in the Australian tribe got together, and the rock industry, we'd just be the greatest cultural force the world has ever seen - we're such an amazing race.


In a kind of a way there's a bit of that happening now so we have to be careful to preserve our culture.


Making your first feature film is actually impossible.


All the jokes in my films, the comedy, they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us.


There are a thousand weird untold stories in the Australian film industry, this has been one of them.


My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity.


Movies are usually difficult, often insane, constantly challenging and always strangely amusing to make.


Three years after starting, by physically doing everything from raising the finance to special effects, we'd finally cobbled together our low budget film.


I don't know what it means to be out there against the Olympics.


The American formula things are out there but they don't have any stories to tell - we have all the stories to tell - but they're all formula.


It's because we are so flooded with American culture that we're startled when we see ourselves up there on the screen.


Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about.


We've got so many stories to tell, you know, we could take on the world.


You go overseas and people are oppressed and scared and worried but we're not like that... we're more like my films and how people come out at the end of seeing them - they feel good.


Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.


I kind of worry about that a little bit - we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films.


Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be... we can go on a fantastic journey.


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