Greg McLean

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Greg McLean
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Born Australia
Occupation Director, writer, actor, producer
Years active 2001–present

Greg McLean is an Australian film director, producer and writer. He came to world attention in 2005 with his debut feature film, Wolf Creek, creating one of Australia's most memorable and horrific characters, Mick Taylor (played by John Jarratt). The long-awaited sequel to his first feature, Wolf Creek 2 was released February 2013. Mclean also wrote, directed and produced Rogue (2007) and was executive producer of Red Hill (2010) and Crawlspace (2012). He is also the co-author of two novels about the fictional character Mick Taylor; Wolf Creek: Origin (with Aaron Sterns) and Wolf Creek: Desolation Game (with Brett McBean) and the four-part comic book series Dark Axis: Secret Battles of WW2 and the graphic novel Sebastian Hawks – Creature Hunter. In 2016, his latest film, The Darkness, was released to theaters, and a Wolf Creek TV series was released on Australian streaming service Stan.

Biography[edit]

According to the production notes for film Wolf Creek, "after training as a fine artist specializing in painting, McLean attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), completing a graduate diploma in directing."[1] In his early career he worked with theatre director Neil Armfield, and with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin at Opera Australia.

McLean's first short film, Plead, won a Gold award from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). His short film ICQ screened at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, winning "Best Director of a Short Film". Under his production company GMF (Greg McLean Film), McLean produced television commercials and similar work.

McLean's first full-length film was the 2005 Australian independent horror film Wolf Creek. Reviews were mixed, but it achieved a cult following. In the United States, it received an NC-17 rating until being edited to obtain an R rating.

Mclean's next film Rogue, in 2007, was about a deadly salt-water crocodile attacking an international group of tourists in Australia's Northern Territory.[2] He was one of the candidates to direct Paranormal Activity 2.[3] McLean produced the Justin Dix thriller Crawlspace.[4]

In February 2013, McLean returned as co-writer (with Aaron Sterns), producer and director for Wolf Creek 2, the sequel to Wolf Creek. John Jarrett reprised his role as serial killer Mick Taylor, and co-starred with Ryan Corr.

McLean also joined The Legend of Ben Hall as an Executive Producer in February 2015.[5]

In 2016, McLean directed the poorly received horror film The Darkness. His next films are The Belko Experiment and then Jungle.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director (Executive)
Producer
Writer Notes
2001 ICQ Yes Yes Yes Short film
2005 Wolf Creek Yes Yes Yes
2007 Rogue Yes Yes Yes
2010 Red Hill Yes
2012 Crawlspace Yes
2013 Wolf Creek 2 Yes Yes Yes
2016 The Darkness Yes Yes Yes
The Legend of Ben Hall Yes
Down Under Yes
The Belko Experiment Yes
2017 Jungle Yes Yes

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