is one of Australia's most distinguished screenwriters. In 1997 he received an Academy Award Nomination for his screenplay for Shine, the poignant account of the life of pianist David Helfgott, as well as a BAFTA nomination, a Writers' Guild of America nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Mr. Sardi has won numerous awards for his work in Australia, including Best Screenplay for Shine (Australian Film Institute Awards and Australian Writers Guild Awards). In 2003 he wrote and directed Love's Brother, an Australian/UK co-production starring Giovanni Ribisi
and Adam Garcia
. Love's Brother recently won the Best Film Award at the 2004 Houston International Film Festival; it also won the award for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Mr. Sardi lives and works in Australia.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Jan Sardi Facts
|Love's Brother DVD|
|The Final Inquiry|
|A Cry in the Dark|