John Polson

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John Polson
John Polson at Tropfest 2013, Sydney, Australia.jpg
Polson at the 2013 Tropfest in Sydney, Australia
Born (1965-09-06) 6 September 1965 (age 52)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Occupation Actor, Director

John Polson (born 6 September 1965 in Sydney) is an Australian actor, director and founder of Tropfest.

As an actor, Polson's best known role is probably starring opposite Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson in The Sum of Us (1994).

In February 2001, Polson attended the 12th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in Hokkaidō, Japan, where his film Siam Sunset won the Minami Toshiko Award.[1] In 2005 he directed the film Hide and Seek, which achieved number one box-office status in America. He also directed the feature film Tenderness starring Russell Crowe and Laura Dern, which was released in 2009.

Polson is the creative founder of Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival. In 2007, Tropfest partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival to present Tropfest@Tribeca in Battery Park. He is also a talented saxophone player. At the APRA Music Awards of 2013, Screen Music Awards ceremony he was presented with the International Achievement Award.[2]

Filmography as director[edit]


  1. ^ "YUBARI INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2001". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  2. ^ "International Achievement Award". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 

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