Directors Chair - Garth Davis

Directors Chair - Garth Davis

MASTERCLASS WITH GARTH DAVIS - "WHAT IS IT, THAT WE DO?"

Another session of the Directors Chair was held with director Garth Davis, winner of 2017 ADG Awards for Best Direction for a Feature Film at the RMIT, Melbourne on 30 May 2017.

Garth discussed his works from the past to present with AFTRS’ Head of Directing, Rowan Woods (The Kettering Incident, Rake, Little Fish, The Boys). Wood will examine Garth’s work from his first short film through to the Academy Award nominated Lion.

Garth Davis made his feature directorial debut with Lion, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, and won 2017 DGA Awards for First-Time Feature Film Director. Davis was previously nominated for an Emmy for co-directing the critically acclaimed drama Top of The Lake alongside Academy Award-winner Jane Campion. He also earned a DGA Award nomination for his work in commercials. 

This session of Directors Chair was presented by Australian Directors Guild, Australian Film Television Radio School and RMIT University.