Ian Pringle (director)

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Ian Pringle is an Australian film director, producer and screenwriter.[1][2]


Pringle wrote and directed the Australian feature film, Wrong World, which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985.[3]

His film The Prisoner of St. Petersburg was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

Pringle's first feature film was The Plains of Heaven in 1992. In 1991 he directed the French-Australian co-production Isabelle Eberhardt, starring Peter O'Toole and Mathilda May.[5] Other film work includes co-producing the controversial neo-Nazi drama Romper Stomper.

As of 2012 Pringle continues to work as a script consultant, lecturer and writer.[6] After a 22 year absence he returned to writing and directing with his 2014 Australian feature film "The Legend Maker", which premiered at the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival.[7]

Select credits[edit]



  • Flights (1977) - director, writer
  • The Cartographer and the Waiter (1977) - director, writer
  • Wronsky (1979) - director, producer, writer
  • Songlines - Segment: "Romeos" (1989) - director
  • Lover Boy (1989) - associate producer - short feature


  • Bare Is His Back Who Has No Brother (1979) - director
  • Desiderius Orban (1981) - director
  • Islomania - (1985) - director, writer


  1. ^ John O'Hara, "The Films of Ian Pringle", Cinema Papers, Feb-March 1985 p16-21
  2. ^ Hunter Cordaiy, "Travels to the End of the Night: Ian Pringle and the Prisoner of S Petersburg", Cinema Papers, May 1989 p32-34
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1985 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Prisoner of St. Petersburg". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  5. ^ Murray, Scott (December 1990). "Ian Pringle: In for the Long Haul". Cinema Papers. pp. 6–13. 
  6. ^ Biography at Script Central accessed 21 November 2012
  7. ^ Plater, Diana. "The long-awaited return of filmmaker Ian Pringle". The Saturday Paper. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  • Mark Stiles, "The Plains of Heaven: An interview with director Ian Pringle", Cinema Papers, March `1983 p26-29

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