John Power (director)
John Beresford Power (20 November 1930 – February 2016) was an Australian film and television director, who began his career as a journalist.
Early life and journalism career
Power was born in Maitland, New South Wales. His older brother was Dave Power, a long-distance runner who won medals at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. After leaving school, he joined the Maitland Mercury as a cadet journalist, later moving to Sydney to work for The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mirror. He was a political journalist in Canberra at the time of the Australian Labor Party split of 1955, events which he would later cover in the documentary film Like a Summer Storm.
- Escape from Singapore (1974) (TV movie)
- Billy and Percy (1974) (TV movie)
- They Don't Clap Losers (1975) (TV movie)
- The Picture Show Man (1977)
- The Sound of Love (1978) (TV movie)
- A Single Life (1986) (TV movie)
- The Dismissal (1983) (TV mini series)
- The Great Gold Swindle (1984)
- Alice to Nowhere (1986) (TV mini series)
- The Dirtwater Dynasty (1988)
- Father (1990)
- Sky Trackers (1990) (TV movie)
- All the Rivers Run 2 (1990) (TV mini series)
- The Tommyknockers (1993) (TV mini series)
- Someone Else's Child (1994) (TV movie)
- Betrayed by Love (1994) (TV movie)
- Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story (1994) (TV movie)
- A Child is Missing (1995) (TV movie)
- Heart of Fire (1997) (TV movie)
- "John Power: Film director a prolific creator". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017.