Craig Melville

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Craig Melville
Craig Melville Headshot.jpg
Born Craig James Melville
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Director
Producer
Known for Maximum Choppage
John Safran vs God
The Chaser's War on Everything
John Safran's Race Relations
Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable
Website [1]

Craig James Melville is an Australian television comedy director. He is best known for his collaborations with comedians John Safran, Lawrence Leung and The Chaser.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Music Clips[edit]

Short film[edit]

Awards[edit]

Television Awards[edit]

Maximum Choppage (ABC)

  • Australian Director's Guild - Best Comedy - Nomination [5]

John Safran's Race Relations (ABC)

  • Australian Director's Guild – Best Comedy – Nomination[6]
  • Australian Director's Guild – Best Reality / Light Entertainment – Nomination[7]
  • Rose D'or 2010 – Best Comedy – Nomination (Producers: John Safran & Laura Waters)[8]
  • Rose D'or 2010 – Social Award – Nomination (Producers: John Safran & Laura Waters)[9]

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable (ABC)

  • Australian Director's Guild Awards – Best Television Comedy – Nomination 2009[10]

Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure (ABC)

  • AFI Awards – Nomination – Best Television Comedy 2009[11]
  • Australian Directors Guild Awards – Best Achievement in Television Comedy – Nomination[12]

The Chaser's War on Everything (ABC)

  • AFI Award 2006 – Best Television Comedy – Winner (Producers: Mark FitzGerald, Julian Morrow, Andy Nehl)[13]
  • AFI Award 2007 – Best Television Comedy – Nomination (Producers: Andy Nehl, Julian Morrow, Jo Wathen)[14]
  • Logie Award 2008 – Most Outstanding Comedy Program – Nomination[15]

John Safran vs God

  • AFI Award – Winner – Best Television Comedy (Producers: John Safran and Selin Yaman)[16]
  • Logie Awards – Nomination – Most Outstanding Comedy Program[17]

John Safran's Music Jamboree director – various segments

  • AFI Award – Winner – Best Comedy Series – 2003 (Producers: Selin Yaman & John Safran)[18]
  • Logie Awards – Nomination – Most Outstanding Comedy Program – 2003[19]

Music Videos Awards[edit]

Year Song Artist Awards & Nominations Ref
2010 Northcote (So Hungover) The Bedroom Philosopher American International Film Festival – Best Music Video[20]

American International Film Festival – Best Director Music Video[21]
Australian Cinematographers Society – Best Cinematography in a Music Video (Silver)[22]
Australian Director's Guild Awards – Best Music Video[23]
Canada International Film Festival – Award of Excellence[24]
Channel V – Ripe Clip of the Week[25]
Colorado Film Festival – Best Music Video[26]
Houston Comedy Film Festival – Best Cinematography in a Music Video[27]
Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood – Best Music Video[28]
Los Angeles Movie Awards – Award of Excellence[29]
Metropolitan Film Festival of New York – Honourable Mention[30]
Mountain Film Festival California – Best Music Video[31]
Royal Flush Film Festival – Best Music Video[32]
Rage – Indy Clip of the Week[33]
St Kilda Film Festival – Best Independent Music Video[34]
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival – Best Music Video – Runner Up[35]
15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival – Best Music Video[36]

[37]
1998 Thunderbirds Are Coming Out TISM Australian Cinematographers Society Award – Best Cinematography in a Music Video – Honourable Mention [38]
Addicted to Bass Josh Abrahams Nominated ARIA Music Awards Nominated for Best Music Video[39]

Short Film Awards[edit]

The Polygamist

  • Iron Mule Comedy Festival New York – Judges Favourite Award[40]


Dentally Disturbed (co-director) (2004) [5]

  • Flickerfest 2005 – Sydney – Winner of SBS Television Award[41]
  • Portland International Film Festival (USA) – Audience Choice Award 2005[42]
  • Down Under Film Festival 'Best Australian Short Comedy' 2005[43]
  • Sony Tropfest 'Best of the Rest' competition winner
  • London Rushes Soho Short Film Festival – Best Newcomer – Runner up
  • Angry Film Festival – Runner-up


Brief Fiction (1996)

  • Gold – Australian Cinematographers Society Awards 1996


Love Hurts

  • Silver – Australian Cinematographers Society Awards – Fictional Drama Shorts – Cinema and TV 1999

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3724936/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4408120/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  3. ^ http://www.craigmelville.com/dentally/SF_Dentally_Disturbed.html
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146509/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  5. ^ http://www.screendirector.org/post/2016/2016-adg-awards-nominees
  6. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/awards/adg2010.html
  7. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/awards/adg2010.html
  8. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2010/06/john-safrans-race-relations-lands-rose-dor-nominations.html
  9. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2010/06/john-safrans-race-relations-lands-rose-dor-nominations.html
  10. ^ http://if.com.au/2012/04/16/article/Australian-Directors-Guild-announces-nominees-for-2012-awards/RXCRFPWYLE.html
  11. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/10/2009-afi-awards-nominees.html
  12. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/awards/adg2009.html
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0791055/awards
  14. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0791055/awards
  15. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/tv-week-logie-awards-nominations/story-e6frfmyi-1111115993810
  16. ^ http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=11216&s=features
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423675/awards
  18. ^ http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=11216&s=features
  19. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/14/1050172533091.html
  20. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20110903122813/http://www.aiff2010.com/Winners.htm
  21. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20110903122813/http://www.aiff2010.com/Winners.htm
  22. ^ http://www.cinematographer.org.au/awards/awards.asp?page=61
  23. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/awards/adg2010.html
  24. ^ https://www.canadafilmfestival.com/past-winners-main/2011-winners
  25. ^ http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-bedroom-philosopher/38227?&ref=RSS_SoundAlliance&skin=FL
  26. ^ http://www.coloradofilmfestival.com/2011-winners
  27. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20120315154136/http://houstoncomedyfilmfestival.tumblr.com/2010officialselections
  28. ^ http://www.hollywoodcff.com/2010_Merrit_Winners_(Summer).html
  29. ^ http://www.nibblesmusic.com/props-for-northcote-so-hungover/
  30. ^ http://www.northcotesohungover.com
  31. ^ http://www.mountainfilmfestival.com/2011-film-winners
  32. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110121065914/http://blog.digitalcontentproducer.com/briefingroom/2010/10/19/royal-flush-festival-hands-out-"skullie"-awards-at-knitting-factory/
  33. ^ http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-bedroom-philosopher/38227?&ref=RSS_SoundAlliance&skin=FL
  34. ^ https://astortheatreblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/st-kilda-film-festival-day-2/
  35. ^ umff.com/assets/PDF/UMFF2010Winners.pdf
  36. ^ http://festival4.weebly.com/award-winners.html
  37. ^ http://www.craigmelville.com/116750/176381/music-video/northcote-so-hungover
  38. ^ http://www.mvdbase.com/person.php?id=C5749
  39. ^ ARIA Music Awards of 1999
  40. ^ http://www.skitbox.tv/#!See-The-Polygamist-on-the-Big-Screen/cmbz/DA38D8B9-C563-4B81-944A-C9D86A654CFD
  41. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0760234/awards?ref_=tt_awd
  42. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0760234/awards?ref_=tt_awd
  43. ^ http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/find-a-film/detail.aspx?tid=21012