AFTRS Friday on my Mind: Nash Edgerton: Traversing the Backlots of Hollywood, Sundance and Sydney
AFTRS Theatre 1
Nash Edgerton is a man of many hats: an acclaimed music video/short and feature film director (who alternates between working in Hollywood and Australia) and a stuntman. As a stuntman, Nash has worked on productions such as The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, The Matrix trilogy, Superman Returns, The Equaliser, Zero Dark Thirty and the Star Wars prequels, as the stunt double for Ewan McGregor (for whom he has been the stunt double on eight films over 14-years). He has also carved out a distinctive career behind the camera, having directed Charlize Theron and Brandon Flowers in the music video Crossfire and Bob Dylan in four music videos, most recently the film noir-esque The Night we Called it a Day (which has had over 470,000 likes on You Tube to date) cementing his position as the the legendary singer-songwriter's 'go-to' music video director in recent times.
Nash directed his first feature film in 2008, a critically acclaimed Australian neo-noir drama called The Square, co-written by and starring his brother Joel. Several critics compared it to the early work of the Coen brothers. Nash has also directed and crafted original and surprising short films including; Spider (2009) and its sequel Bear (2013), both of which he co-wrote with Animal Kingdom and The Rover director David Michôd and fellow Blue Tongue Films Collective member.
Host Luke Buckmaster will traverse the varied cinematic terrain of Nash Edgerton's creative practice.*
- Guest: Nash Edgerton
* This week's session will be followed by a rare opportunity to watch a selection of Nash's work on the big screen in AFTRS Theatre 1 that includes:
- Beyond Here Lies Nothing (music video)
- Lucky (short film)
- Crossfire (music Video)
- Spider (Short film)
- Bear (Short film)
Total duration 35 minutes.
Building 130; The Entertainment Quarter
17 July 2015 / 5:30pm