CJZ – AU
Michael Cordell is one of Australia’s most established producers and directors. He made his first documentary at twenty, Franklin Wild River. After stints in print and television journalism he directed the 1996 feature documentary Year of the Dogs, described by the SMH as one of the ten best sports films of all time. Other directing credits include Three Boys Dreaming and On Trial, the first murder trial filmed in Australia.
Michael was EP and writer on Go Back to Where You Came From. The factual format for SBS won the Rose d’Or for the best international TV production of 2011 and an International Emmy in 2013. Michael was EP on the Two Men in a Tinnie series featuring Tim Flannery and John Doyle. He is EP on six-time Logie winner Bondi Rescue, now in it’s 12th season. Recent factual productions include Revolution School, Kebab Kings and Pauline Hanson – Please Explain!
Michael was a producer on House of Hancock, the highest rating drama on the Nine network in 2015. He is currently EP on an Alan Bond drama for Nine and a factual series on the local courts for Foxtel.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CJZ – AU
Through case studies of recent programs dealing with controversial subject matter, this session examines the risks and stresses of bold storytelling. It touches on freedom of speech, political correctness, the protection and importance of the law, and how wealth and political power can push back to shut stories down. Case studies will include: The Opposition […]
CJZ is Australia’s largest independent locally owned Aussie production company with a reputation for eclectic, high-quality programming. Michael Cordell and Nick Murray, co-owners and directors talk frankly about the rise and rise of the CJZ group from its inception to the present day. MICHAEL CORDELL – Creative Director, CJZ Michael Cordell is one of Australia’s most […]