ASHTON GIVEN THUMBS UP BY AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD
Republic Films director Darren Ashton has received the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) nomination for Outstanding Acievement in Directing in a Feature Film, for his mockumentrary comedy, Razzle Dazzle – A Journey Into Dance.
The feature film which opened in cinemas this year, starred Kerry Armstrong and Ben Miller, and has screened at The L.A. Films Festival, Berlin Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival.
THE ADG awards are unique as they are peer voted.
The Awards came about as the ADG recognised there were no Australian awards for Directors that were voted solely by Directors. Only productions screened for the first time between July 1 2006 and June 30 2007 have been eligible for entry.
“The Guild has been overwhelmed with the number of entries received – Australian Directors have really embraced these awards,” New Executive Director of the Australian Directors Guild Drew Macrae said. “The ADG through its Inaugural ADG Awards at the 2007 Atlab ADG Conference, are for the first time providing the opportunity for the work of
Directors to be judged solely by their peers.
“As a TVC director, to be nominted by my peers in the ADG’s inaugural year is a privilege,” said Ashton.