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Justin Kurzel

Justin Kurzel


Justin’s background as one of Australia’s best theatrical designers informs his strong visual storytelling as a director. Justin graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts directing course where he was awarded the Most Outstanding Postgraduate Student. His work spans feature film, short film, music clips and commercials, all of which have achieved international success.

Justin’s first feature film Snowtown premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2011, winning the Audience Award. It has been released in the US, UK and most European countries, screening in over 15 international festivals including Toronto and International Critics Week in Cannes in 2012, being awarded Special Distinction of the President.

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