Carl Schultz

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Carl Schultz
Born (1939-09-19) September 19, 1939 (age 80)
OccupationFilm director

Carl Schultz (born September 19, 1939) is a Hungarian-Australian film director.

Early life[edit]

He left his native Budapest during the uprising of 1956 with his brother Otto Schultz. They fled to England, after arriving in London, they moved to Manchester. In 1958, Schultz emigrated to Australia by himself, where he worked for Australian TV, first as a cameraman, and then as a director.[1]


In 1978, he directed his first feature film, Blue Fin, starring Hardy Kruger. His more notable film credits include Careful, He Might Hear You, winner of eight Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Director and Best Film; Travelling North, with Leo McKern; and The Seventh Sign, starring Demi Moore and Jürgen Prochnow.


  • 1982 — Nominated AFI Award Best Direction for: Goodbye Paradise (1983)
  • 1983 — Won AFI Award Best Director for: Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
  • 1990 — Nominated for International Fantasy Film Award Best Film for: The Seventh Sign (1988)
  • 1997 — Nominated AFI Award Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Sourcefor: Love in Ambush (1997) (TV)



  1. ^ Peter Beilby & Rod Bishop, "Carl Schultz", Cinema Papers, Jan-Feb 1979 p207-209, 242

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