Michael Gracey

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Michael Gracey
Occupation Director, visual effects artist
Years active 1997–present
Notable work The Greatest Showman

Michael Gracey is an Australian director and visual effects artist.

Personal[edit]

Gracey grew up in Melbourne – in Carlton then Kew – then started working in visual effects and music videos before making his reputation in advertising, gaining a name for with his Christmas commercials in the UK and US.[1]

Career[edit]

Gracey made his feature directorial debut in 2017 with The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as P. T. Barnum.[2][3]

Gracey is also slated to direct an adaptation of manga series Naruto,[4] an Elton John biopic titled Rocketman,[5] and an adaptation of the novel Daughter of Smoke and Bone.[6] Gracey worked for 2 years at animation and visual effects studio Animal Logic from 1994-1996 as an animator and visual effects compositor.

In 2018 he directed the Sainsbury's Christmas advert.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Visual effects Director Notes
1997 Amy Yes Digital artist
2001 Cubbyhouse Yes Digital compositor
2002 Double Vision Yes Digital compositor
2003 Ned Kelly Yes Digital compositor – Complete Post
Visual effects supervisor – Complete 2003 Post
2005 The Magician Yes Visual effects supervisor
2008 The Square Special thanks
2017 The Greatest Showman Yes
2020 Miraculous Yes

Television[edit]

Year Film Visual effects artist Notes
1998 The Genie from Down Under Yes 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/how-firsttime-australian-director-michael-gracey-landed-a-hollywood-musical-20171219-h07567.html
  2. ^ Pamela McClintock; Borys Kit (August 17, 2011). "Michael Gracey to Direct 'The Greatest Showman on Earth'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (February 28, 2017). "What 'La La Land' Hath Wrought: The 15 Biggest Movie Musicals Coming Soon". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (July 31, 2015). "Lionsgate Ramping Up 'Naruto' Movie with Michael Gracey". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (March 18, 2013). "Commercials Director Michael Gracey to Helm Elton John biopic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Kyt, Boris (December 3, 2013). "Michael Gracey Set to Direct Universal's 'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' Adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2017.

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