One of the greatest directors of all time, George Miller AO, joins the Festival to discuss his formidable track record of trail-blazing, record-breaking films that have defined Australian cinema.
With three films in the top ten highest selling Australian films at the box office ever (Babe, Mad Max 2 and Happy Feet), two films voted the best action movies of all time (Mad Max 2, Die Hard); and the most nominated and most awarded Australian film ever at the Oscars (Fury Road) – George is a legend of cinema. From the dark comedy The Witches of Eastwick to the epic romance Three Thousand Years of Longing (currently being filmed in Sydney), he is known for his phenomenal breadth. Join one of this country’s most revolutionary, innovative creative figures for an unforgettable conversation about storytelling and cinema.
George Miller (Australian)
George Miller AO is an Australian film director, producer, screenwriter and physician. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, whose second instalment, Mad Max 2, and fourth, Fury Road, have been hailed as two of the greatest action films of all time; while Fury Road won six Academy Awards. George is very diverse in genre and style as he also directed the biographical medical drama Lorenzo's Oil, the dark fantasy The Witches of Eastwick, the Academy Award–winning animated film Happy Feet, and produced the family friendly fantasy adventure Babe and directed the sequel Babe: Pig in the City.
This event is part of Sydney Writers Festival 2021