Craig Anderson (actor)

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Craig Anderson is an Australian director and actor best known for his comedic turns in the Australian television series' Double the Fist, Review with Myles Barlow, Laid, and award winning short films Life in a Datsun, Demon Datsun, Life in a Volkswagen. Anderson has also directed the horror feature Red Christmas starring Dee Wallace. [1]

Anderson has a First Class Honors in Performance and Theory from the University of Western Sydney and has almost completed a PhD on which looks at various Epistemologies of Comedy. In 2000, Anderson began a successful career as an MC and judge at film festivals including the Newcastle Film Festival, the Shootout Film Festival held annually in Newcastle, and the Funny Bone 500.

In November 2008 Anderson featured in three episodes of the ABC TV show Review With Myles Barlow. Double the Fist co-star Bryan Moses also featured in three episodes of the series. In addition Anderson served as associate producer and first assistant director on the series [2]

During 2011 Anderson produced and directed several web series (Bernie, Late Night Angel Weenie Baby) that screened on various Sydney Morning Herald digital spaces, and ABC's iView.

Anderson is currently in development on a new comedy series for ABC entitled Love.Sick. He will be working with Stevo Petckovic and Melinda Clomovska of which he worked previously on for the short film A Family Affair (which was a finalist at Tropfest 2011). The six episode series about untold love stories is set to air in September 2012.[3]

In 2013 Craig was the subject of a six-part Observational Documentary series Next Stop Hollywood, which followed him around Hollywood during pilot series.

In 2014 Craig shared directing duties on Australia's first Indigenous sketch Comedy series Black Comedy. In 2014 he (and fellow director Bec Cole) were nominated for an AACTA award for Best Direction in TV.



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