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Robert Sarkies

Director, Writer

 Robert Sarkies

 Robert Sarkies
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Robert Sarkies

Robert Sarkies made his first film when he was 10. By his early 20s his shorts had played at international festivals. He made his feature debut with Scarfies (1999), following it with a darker shade of southern gothic: Out of the Blue, an acclaimed dramatisation of the Aramoana murders. Sarkies followed it with episodes of TV's This is Not My Life and third feature Two Little Boys, based on the novel by his brother Duncan.

Follow your instincts, because it's all you've got. If you follow your own instincts, your own sensibilities, you'll create original work that reflects who you are. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Consent - The Louise Nicholas Story

Consent - The Louise Nicholas Story

Director
Originating Writer

2014

 Two Little Boys

Two Little Boys

Director
Writer

2012

 Meathead

Meathead

Executive Producer

2011

 Amadi

Amadi

Executive Producer

2010

 This is Not My Life

This is Not My Life

Director

2010

 Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Writer
Director

2006

 Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Script Editor

2002

 Scarfies

Scarfies

Writer
Director

1999

 Signing Off

Signing Off

Director
Writer

1996

 Flames from the Heart

Flames from the Heart

Writer
Director

1995

 Oi

Oi

Director

1994 - 1995

 Dream Makers

Dream Makers

Director
Writer

1993


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Awards

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Film - Over $1 Million (shared with Steven O'Meagher and Tim White): for Out Of The Blue

Nominated for Best Director - Film: for Out Of The Blue, and Screenplay (with Graeme Tetley): for Out of the Blue

1997 Montreal World Film Festival
First Prize - Short Film Section: for Signing Off

1997 Odense International Film Festival (Denmark)
Grand Prix for Best Short Film: Signing Off

1997 Vallodolid International Film Festival (Spain)
Silver Spike - Runner-up for Best Short Film: Signing Off

1997 Dresden Short Film Festival (Germany)
Nominated for Best Short Film: Signing Off