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Alister Grierson

Alister Grierson

Born and raised in Australia, Alister Grierson attended the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). After graduating with a master's degree in film directing, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Kokoda, the true story of a small group of reservists in the Australian army who are tasked with holding back the Japanese in Papa New Guinea during World War II. Produced for $2 million, the film was released in Australia to critical acclaim and was one of the top-five grossing Australian films of 2006.

Grierson also wrote and directed the short film Bomb, which won Best Screenplay, Best Comedy and People's Choice awards at Tropfest in 2005. The short was a critics' favorite at the BPI London Film Festival and the Aspen Filmfest, among many others.

Before attending AFTRS, Grierson graduated with economics and arts degrees from the Australian National University with a brief stint at Takushoku University in Tokyo, where he studied and became fluent in Japanese.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Alister Grierson Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthplaceAustralia

Selected Filmography

Not available.