Neil McGregor (film director)

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Neil McGregor
Born Brisbane, Queensland
Occupation Film Director

Neil McGregor is an Australian born film maker living and working in Vancouver, Canada.

His directorial debut feature-length film The Little Things (2010) was funded by Screen Australia, Screen Queensland & QPIX. The Little Thing's Australian Premiere screened to a sold out cinema at the Gold Coast International Film Festival [1] and won best feature film at the Maryland International Film Festival by the judging panel headed by American filmmaker Joe Carnahan.[2] The film also won Best Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Awards and the following year he was included as part of the festivals judging panel.

Neil McGregor remains one of the youngest people to be inducted into the Australian Directors Guild and came to the attention of Film Production Companies, Australian funding organisations and Advertising Agencies with his 'Doritos Make you Own Ad Competition' featuring a Michael Jackson Thriller inspired commercial. While still studying film school his short film Out of Sorts (2006) opened the Brisbane International Film Festival and Fortune Faded (2009) was shortlisted for the Tropfest Film Festival.

Neil started in the film industry as a Casting Director, casting Television Commercials for clients including XXX Gold, VB Beer, Suncorp Insurance, Holden General Motors, Bushels Tea and many other Nation Advertising Campaigns. With a long list of commercial casting credits to his name and known for always getting strong performances from actors he began to screen-test many drama auditions paving the way to Directing. Some of the actors he has worked with include Isabel Lucas, Michael Dorman, Steph Song, Alex Russell, Robert Grubb, Justine Clarke, Kathryn Beck, Mirko Grillini, Brooke Harman, Cleo Massey, Judith McGrath', Demi Harman, Phoebe Tonkin, Brodie Dwyer, Tim Boyle and Hi-5 Band Member Lauren Brant


Feature Length[edit]


Short Film[edit]

  • "People Watching" (2011) Director [6]
  • Fortune Faded (2009) Writer / Director / Producer [7]
  • Out Of Sorts (2006) Writer / Director / Producer [8]


'The Little Things'

Festival Screenings[edit]

'The Little Things'

'Fortune Faded'

'Out Of Sorts'