John Hillcoat at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for the premiere of The Road
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, music video director|
John Hillcoat (born 1960) is an Australian-Canadian film director, screenwriter, and music video director.
Hillcoat was born in Queensland, Australia, and was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As a child, his paintings were featured in the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He attended St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and was active with the McMaster University Film Board most notably producing an animated short titled "The Finger".
Hillcoat has often worked with Nick Cave, the band Depeche Mode, and actor Guy Pearce. The Road, his adaptation of the novel by Cormac McCarthy, premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, and was released in the U.S. in November 2009. His 2012 film, Lawless, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Hillcoat's film, Triple 9 was released in 2016.
|1985||The INXS: Swing and Other Stories||Documentary of the band INXS|
|1988||Ghosts... of the Civil Dead||Australian Film Institute Award for Best Achievement in Production Design|
|1996||To Have & to Hold||Australian Film Institute Nominee for Best Achievement in Sound
Australian Film Institute Nominee for Best Achievement in Production Design
|2001||Digital Hardcore Videos||Documentary|
|2005||The Proposition||Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Costume Design
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Original Music Score
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Production Design
|2009||The Road||Distributed by The Weinstein Company|
|2010||Red Dead Redemption: The Man from Blackwater||Short machinima film to promote the game Red Dead Redemption|
|2012||Lawless||Distributed by The Weinstein Company|
|2016||Triple 9||Distributed by Open Road Films|
Awards and nominations
|1989||Australian Film Institute||Best Original Screenplay||Ghosts... of the Civil Dead||Nominated|
|1996||Verona Love Screens Film Festival||Best Film||To Have & to Hold||Nominated|
|2005||Australian Film Institute||Best Director||The Proposition||Nominated|
|2005||Film Critics Circle of Australia||Best Director||The Proposition||Nominated|
|2005||Inside Film Awards||Best Feature Film||The Proposition||Won|
|2005||Inside Film Awards||Best Director||The Proposition||Nominated|
|2009||Venice Film Festival||Golden Lion||The Road||Nominated|
- "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- Fleming, Jr., Mike. "Open Road Acquires Domestic On ‘Triple Nine;’ Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast". Deadline. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
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