|Born||1960 (age 62–63)|
|Occupation(s)||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 Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, and was enrolled in the Special Art Program. He 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. In 2017, he directed "Crocodile", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.
|1985||The INXS: Swing and Other Stories|
|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
|2010||Red Dead Redemption: The Man from Blackwater||Short machinima film to promote the video game Red Dead Redemption|
|2021||Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends||Documentary|
Co-directed with Jennifer Lebeau
Awards and nominations
|1989||Australian Film Institute||Best Original Screenplay||Ghosts... of the Civil Dead||Nominated|
|1992||ARIA Music Awards||ARIA Award for Best Video||"Chocolate Cake" by Crowded House||Won|
|1996||ARIA Music Awards||ARIA Award for Best Video||"Sit on My Hands" by Frente! (with Polly Borland)||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||Cannes Film Festival||Palme d'or||Lawless||Nominated|
|2013||ARIA Music Awards||ARIA Award for Best Video||"Jubilee Street" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds||Nominated|
- "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. "Open Road Acquires Domestic On 'Triple Nine;' Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- Haring, Bruce (25 August 2017). "'Black Mirror': Season 4 Cast & Episode Info, Teaser Trailer Released By Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners by Award – Artisan Awards – Best Video". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 December 2019.