David Parker (director)

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David Parker (born 1947 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian cinematographer, film producer, screenwriter and film director.

Films written by Parker include Malcolm, Rikky and Pete, The Big Steal, and Amy, Matching Jack (2013 film) (With Lynne Renew). Parker won AFI Best Screenplay for Malcolm and The Big Steal.

Films produced by Parker include Malcolm, The Big Steal, Rikky and Pete, Hotel de Love, Irresistible, Amy, Matching Jack, The Gates of Hell. He also produced Stark - a BBC mini-series written by Ben Elton. Parker co-produced Kath and Kimderella.

He has directed three films, Hercules Returns, Diana and Me and The Menkoff Method.He directed television commercials in the 90's notably the "I'd Like To See That" Campaign AFL, Motorola, Nike, and Vodafone with Michael Richards. Hercules Returns was in both Venice and Sundance Film Festivals in 1994.

Films shot by Parker include Malcolm, Rikky and Pete (United Artists), The Big Steal, Pure Luck (Universal), Amy, Mr Reliable (Polygram), Matching Jack. TV includes Stark (BBC), Felicity, Samantha, The Miracle Worker (Disney), ChildStar (Disney) Custody, Catalina Trust, Lea to the Rescue, John Doe, Kath and Kimderella.(Village Roadshow)

He is married to director Nadia Tass. He and Ms Tass owned and operated the Melbourne Film Studios in Port Melbourne from 1989 till 2009. Many Melbourne Films and TV series were shot in their studio before Docklands Studios were built.

In 1986, Parker and Tass also won the Byron Kennedy Award for their 'fiercely independent approach to film making'.

Parker served as a Commissioner on the Australian Film Commission from 1992-1995 and has been a board member of Film Victoria since 2010.

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