Greg has been writing, directing and producing for over ten years. His experience extends across theatre, film and television. After training as a Fine Artist specializing in painting, Greg attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), completing a graduate diploma in directing. His success there ensured work with one of Australia's most esteemed theatre directors, Neil Armfield, on his highly acclaimed production of Hamlet - which starred Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. Greg then worked with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, assisting the team on their production of A Midsummer Nights Dream for the Australian Opera and then in the early stages of pre-production on their film version of Romeo & Juliet. Greg has completed numerous short films as director and producer. His first, Plead, won a Gold award from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). His last short film, ICQ has screened at several film festivals, including St. Kilda, Eye Candy, Short-trips, MUFF, Upstart Films. At The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, it was awarded Best Director of a Short Film. ICQ, shot on 35mm Panavision and starring Sam Johnson, was nominated for Best Sound Design in the non-feature category of the Australian Film Institute awards, and received a Silver award for Cinematography from the ACS. The film is distributed by Flickerfest and screened on Showtime Movie Channel. Under his production company GMF (Greg McLean Film), Greg has produced and directed dozens of television commercials, corporate videos and film clips. These productions have enabled him to employ a wide variety of directorial styles, performance methods and post-production techniques. Over the past four years Greg has written a number of feature film screenplays across many genres. Wolf Creek is his first feature film. Greg's sophomore feature effort, Rogue, features a cast including Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, and John Jarratt.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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