Tom Cowan (director)

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Tom Cowan
Born (1942-10-31) 31 October 1942 (age 78)
Victoria, Australia
OccupationFilm director
Years active1964-present

Tom Cowan (born 31 October 1942) is an Australian filmmaker.


He started as a trainee at the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the joined the Commonwealth Film Unit. He left it in 1968 to work as a freelance cameraman and moved into feature films.[1][2] His 1972 film The Office Picnic was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.[3]

Select filmography[edit]

Unmade films[edit]

  • Roche (1974) - proposed follow up to Promised Woman[4]


  1. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998 p266
  2. ^ David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p181-183
  3. ^ "8th Moscow International Film Festival (1973)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Graham Shirley, "Promised Woman", Cinema Papers, July 1974 p204-206

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