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 Discovery Channel.


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