Husein Alicajic

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Husein Alicajic is an Australian filmmaker who writes and directs for film and television,[1] known for award-winning commercials for Foxtel. [2][3]


Born in Sydney, Australia to a Bosnian father and a Scottish mother, Alicajic attended Newington College (1983–88).[4] He attained degrees in Economics (Hons), Philosophy and Communications before deciding to become a filmmaker.


With director Alex Proyas, Alicajic created a pre-trailer for the 20th Century Fox film I, Robot.[3] In 2008, while with Aritmetic, Alicajic produced a campaign for Foxtel, winning a gold Promax Award.[5] In 2009 he moved from Aritmetic and joined Photoplay.[2][6]

Alicajic collaborated with UK writer Jeff Noon on his IF award-winning script Divine Shadows,[7] which is currently in pre-production for shooting to begin in 2010.[3] As part of a two-picture deal Alicajic has also signed to direct the AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship winning feature screenplay The Secret Boy.[3]

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  1. ^ "Husein Alicajic". Screen Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "HUSEIN ALICAJIC". Photoplay. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Wow filmmaker's forum: Director's Vision Through The Cinematographer's Lens". WOW Film Festival. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp2
  5. ^ "Kamen Brothers + Husein Alicajic to Photoplay". Campaign Brief. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "New to Photoplay". Australian Creative. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Lantana scores big at Australian IF awards". Screen Daily. 11 November 2001. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "2001 Inside Film Awards". Inside Film Awards. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
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