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Margot Nash is Sydney-based screenwriter, director and academic. She has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Awards for Works

The Silences 2015 single work film/TV

'A personal essay documentary about the tangled bonds, secret histories and unspoken traumas of family life, that stretches from New Zealand to the Australian suburbs. It is an exploration of early childhood and the “silences” of the past that resonate in the present. It draws upon a wealth of photographs, letters, oral histories, documentary footage and clips from the filmmaker’s previous work. It unfolds a mother’s story of lost opportunities, lost love and grief; a father’s story of work, mental illness and war; and a daughter’s story of trying to piece together a more complex picture of the confusing ties of love, loss and kinship between a mother and daughter.'

Source: As If Productions.

2016 joint winner AWGIE Awards Documentary With Baxter and Me (Gillian Leahy).
Vacant Possession 1994 single work film/TV

A film about memory, the narrative relates a young woman's return, after many years, to her family's weather-beaten home on the shores of Botany Bay. With the recent death of her mother creating additional resonance, the woman's personal memories are collapsed into collective ones. The film is also the story of the house, the land, and two families (one white, one Aboriginal) who both live in the shadow of the past.

1995 nomination Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay, Original
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