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Colin Mowbray - writer/director


Colin Mowbray – Writer/Director

Curriculum Vitae

Colin Mowbray made his first film at the age of ten and received First Prize in a national short film competition (Peter Jackson came third). Since then he has worked successfully as a television director and made numerous award-winning short films. He is an accomplished writer/director, with a strong visual style and a flair for black comedy



Shared Awards

2007     Forget the Rules - Film Victoria Greg Tepper Award

2006     Forget the Rules - Best New Interactive Drama (MIPCOM)  

2003 John Safran’s Music Jamboree
-AFI AWARD Best Comedy series
-AFI AWARD "Most Innovative Program Concept"  

2000     Eugenie Sandler PI -AFI AWARD Best Childrens’ Drama

Individual Awards

1996     Happy Little Vegemites -AFI AWARD (nominee) Best Short Film,
1996     Happy Little Vegemites -Best Film - SBS Movie Show Award 1996                                                        Happy Little Vegemites -Best Actor -Watch My Shorts Festival
1996     Happy Little Vegemites -Best Narrative Film - National Student Film Festival
1996     Happy Little Vegemites Best Student Film - St Kilda Film Fest
1995     Happy Little Vegemites Most Acclaimed Film - OutWest Film Festival.
1995     Happy Little Vegemites Best Director - Film Victoria Prize 1995 Happy Little Vegemites                 BASF script prize - VCA
1981     The Phantom Tomatoes Second Prize -"Spot On" film Comp
1979     The Disaster Kid First Prize "Spot On" film comp       


Career Highlights

2008         -Director, Camera Operator
Tez and Tones take Tasmania – Documentary
Work in progress

2008         -Director, Camera Operator (Camp sequence)
Australian Story “Sum of Sam” – Factual TV
26 mins
Producer: Kristine Taylor
Screened: ABC TV

2008         -Director, Camera Operator
Drop and Roll – Documentary
Screened as part of Fringe Festival live show.

2007/05     -Director
Forget the rules (2 seasons) - Drama/comedy Mobisodes
Executive Producers: Jim Shomos and Paul Baiguerra
Screened: Foxtel (Channel V), 3 Mobile, Internet

2004.     -Writer/Director
East Side Story. – Short Film
Screened: London Film Festival

2003    - Director                                                                                                                            John Safran's Music Jamboree - Comedy Series                                                                                   Screened on SBS Television

2000.     -Director
Eugenie Sandler P.I. – Childrens’ Drama Series
Producer: Margot McDonald
Screened: ABC TV

1999.     -Writer/Director
Hang Up - short film
Screened: Tropfest '99,.

1998.     -Director
Driven Crazy – Childrens’ Drama Series
Producer: Margot McDonald
Screened: Channel 10

1995.        -Writer/Director
Happy little Vegemites - Unauthorised by Kraft – Short film