|SCOTT HICKS - Director|
Scott HICKS is an Emmy Award-winning director whose work encompasses
cinema features, TV Drama and documentary Series, as well as commercials
and rock-clips. One of his first experiences in the film industry was working
as a production assistant on THE IRISHMAN (1978). After working in various
capacities, he directed in 1982 the feature FREEDOM!, about two teenagers
who go on a joyriding spree, for the South Australian Film Corporation.
His first film to win any attention outside Australia was SEBASTIAN AND
THE SPARROW (1988) which he also wrote and produced. Invited to a number
of international film festivals, it was awarded the Lucas Prize for Best
Film at Frankfurt. HICKS also directed and co-wrote the acclaimed docu.
Series THE GREAT WALL OF IRON, an extensive portrait of the People’s Liberation
Army of China in the months prior to Tiananmen Square which won the prestigious
Peabody Award as Best Documentary Series broadcast in the USA in 1989.
His four-hour Series, SUBMARINES: SHARKS OF STEEL (1993), became the highest-rating
programme ever shown on The Discovery Channel and in 1994 HICKS was awarded
the Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement for this Series. He also
directed THE SPACE SHUTTLE (1994) a two-hour documentary special for the