Michael Cordell is one of Australia’s most established producers and directors.
He has been EP and writer on the award-winning format Go Back to Where You Came. In an Australian first the format won the Rose d’Or for the best international TV production of 2011 and an International Emmy in 2013.
Michael was an EP on Working Class Boy, the recent feature documentary on rock star Jimmy Barnes that had the biggest cinema release for an Australian documentary and rated 1.2million on the Seven Network.
Michael was a Producer on House of Hancock, the highest rating drama on the Nine Network in 2015. He was also an EP on the recent Alan Bond drama House of Bond.
His series Bondi Rescue is now in its 14th season and a six-time Logie winner. Recent factual productions include Court Justice, The Obesity Myth, Revolution School, Kebab Kings and Muslims Like Us. Michael’s 1996 feature documentary Year of the Dogs is an Australian classic.
In the era of fake news, the authenticity of not only story-telling but FACT-telling is at stake. With independent investigative journalism under pressure, producers and more precisely, doco makers are now more than ever called on to be illuminators of truth, and have the added challenge of making this palatable and entertaining to get the […]