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.
'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)
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 Kingdomand Home Song Stories. Amnesia is still in pre-production as of September 2010 (Swift, 'Aurora').
'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.'