Director Mark Hartley is a multiple ARIA award winning and AFI award winning filmmaker.
After graduating from Swinburne School of Film and Television in 1990, Hartley directed over 150 music videos for Australian and international artists including Powderfinger, The Living End, Sophie Monk, The Cruel Sea, Madison Avenue, Tina Arena, You Am I and Joe Cocker. He received 8 ARIA nominations, winning two statuettes. He also won a Tui for “Best Music Video” at the New Zealand Music Awards and has been nominated for an International MTV Award.
In 2008, Hartley’s debut feature, Not Quite Hollywood, opened the Melbourne International Film Festival before having its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Not Quite Hollywoodwon Best Documentary at the Australian Film Institute Awards and Hartley was awarded the inaugural “AFI Documentary Trailblazer” award. Madman released the film theatrically in Australia and Magnolia Pictures distributed the film in the US.
In 2013 Hartley directed his first narrative feature film, the gothic thriller Patrick, starring Charles Dance and Rachel Griffiths. Phase 4 Films/Entertainment One released the film in the US.
Ratpac produced Hartley’s latest (and final) documentary feature, Electric Boogaloo. It premiered at the Toronto International Film festival and was selected as opening night film for the 2015 Film Comment Selects festival at the Lincoln Center. Warner Bros distributed the film theatrically in the United States.
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