Scott Patterson (director)

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Scott Patterson
Born (1962-01-21) 21 January 1962 (age 55)
Crows Nest, Sydney, Australia
Occupation Film director, film editor
Years active 1988–2004

Scott Patterson (born 21 January 1962) is an Australian film director and film editor.

Before moving towards directing and film producing, Patterson used to work for the Australian television production company, Ross Wood Productions. Patterson's debut feature film, A Wreck, A Tangle, received an Australian Film Institute Award nomination for 'Best Achievement in Sound' in 2000. It also won an Awgie Award from the Australian Writers' Guild in the category 'Feature Film – Original'.

His films have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival,[1] making him one of only a few Australian film directors to have films screened at both of these festivals.[2] His short film Lessons in the Language of Love was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.[3] He has also directed and produced commercials featuring Tina Turner and his 2001 short film Pact won the 'Premiere Award' at the Hamburg Short Film Festival.[4]

Patterson's 2004 feature film, The Crop, received the prize for 'Best International Feature Film' at the New York International Film Festival in 2005[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Australian Film Commission". Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Film: Scott Patterson". Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Lessons in the Language of Love". Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Mediawave: 1999 Catalogue" (PDF). Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sequel to The Crop". The Age. Fairfax Media. 19 July 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "2005 Awards – New York". New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

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