Tony Krawitz i(7 works by)
Born: Established: Johannesburg,
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South Africa,
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Southern Africa, Africa,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1987
Heritage: Jewish
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BiographyHistory

Following his arrival in Australia, Tony Krawitz studied at the University of Technology, Sydney and then studied directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. His short film Unit #52 was screened at Cannes in 2003 as part of the Director's Fortnight and his short- feature Jewboy was selected for screening at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Krawitz has also directed music videos and commercials and worked as a taxi driver.

Awards for Works

The Tall Man , 2011 single work film/TV

'When Cameron Doomadgee was found dead in the Palm Island police station, his injuries were like those of someone who’d been in a fatal car crash. The police claimed he had tripped on a step. The Palm Islanders rioted and burnt down the police station. The subsequent trial of Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley – who had been decorated for his work in Aboriginal communities – made headlines day after day, shadowed by Queensland police threatening to strike.'

'The Tall Man tells the gripping story of the trial, of the complex Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, and of the Doomadgee family as they struggle to understand what happened to their brother. ' (Source: Madman.com.au)

2011 winner AWGIE Awards Documentary Public Broadcast
2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Feature Length Documentary
Amnesia , 2010 single work screenplay

Amnesia concerns the moral struggles of a white Jewish family living in South Africa.

Amnesia was one of five new film projects to be selected to take part in the NSW Government's Aurora feature film script workshop (held in April 2010). Tony Krawitz's feature debut, the film is to be produced by Liz Watts, previously responsible for Animal Kingdom and Home Song Stories. Amnesia is still in pre-production as of September 2010 (Swift, 'Aurora').

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2010 selected Aurora Script Workshop
Jewboy , 2005 single work film/TV

'After the death of his father, Yuri returns from Israel to the strict Chasidic community of Sydney. Losing his faith in Judaism, he rejects his former girlfriend Rivka and starts driving taxis. He falls for Sarita and in his grieving state takes much more from their budding friendship than she does. In his confused search for intimacy he ends up in some of the least intimate spaces, like porn shops and peepshows. Jewboy is a film about a young man's search for his place in the world, his family and his faith.'

Source: Publisher's synopsis.

2005 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2005 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Film Script
2005 winner AWGIE Awards Telemovie - Original
2005 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in Short Film
2005 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Short Fiction Film
2005 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Australian Short Film
2005 shortlisted IF Awards Best Short Film
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