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Tony Ayres Tony Ayres i(A23664 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Macao,
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China,
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East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Male
Heritage: Chinese
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BiographyHistory

Tony Ayres grew up in Western Australia. In addition to his prose writing and editing, he has extensive credits as a screen-writer and director.

He wrote, directed and narrated China Dolls, an award-winning documentary about gay Asian men in Australia. In 1997 he won the Jury Prize at the International Cinema and Television Convention in Geneva for his script Ghost Story. His documentary Sadness, based on William Yang's performance monologue, was nominated for four 1999 AFI awards.

In 2011, he adapted Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap for television. The Slap won four Australian awards and was nominated for the international Emmy Awards - Drama. Tony has also Produced Wanted, GlitchThe Family Law, BarracudaSeven Types of Ambiguity. and the contemporary reimagining of The Devil’s Playground.

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Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon The Slap Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1699408 2011 series - publisher film/TV 'The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

'The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character's life is profoundly affected by "the slap", and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves.'

Source: The Slap website http://www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap/about/ (Sighted 11/10/2011)
2012 nominated International Awards The International Emmy Awards Drama Series
2012 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Adaptation
2012 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2012 winner Equity Awards Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Mini-Series or Telemovie Series 4
2011 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
form y separately published work icon The Home Song Stories ( dir. Tony Ayres ) Australia : Big and Little Films , 2007 Z1390692 2007 single work film/TV (taught in 4 units)

'This is the true story of Rose, a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer, who struggles to survive in '70s Australia with two young children. Based on writer/director Tony Ayres' own life, The Home Song Stories is an epic tale of mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, unrequited love, secrets and betrayal.'

Source: Australian Film Commission. (Sighted: 8/10/2014)

2007 nominated Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Film
2007 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Original Screenplay
2007 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Macquarie Private Wealth Award for Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
2007 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Film
2007 nominated Inside Film Awards Best Feature Film
2007 nominated Inside Film Awards Best Script
2007 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Village Roadshow Prize for Screen Writing
2007 joint winner AWGIE Awards Film Award Original
2007 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
form y separately published work icon Sadness : A Monologue ( dir. Tony Ayres ) Lindfield : Film Australia , 1999 Z1000591 1999 single work film/TV (taught in 3 units) Based on photographer William Yang's one-man stage show, Sadness is a journey into the past and a heartbreaking testament to the significant traces people leave behind. Through the use of slides, oral history, and stylised recreations, Yang investigates the murder of his uncle Fang Yuen in the sugar cane fields of northern Queensland. Running alongside this narrative is a series of moving portraits of the many friends and lovers Yang has lost to AIDS. What emerges is a powerful requiem for the dead and a moving portrayal of the legacy that family and friends leave with the living.
1999 Winner, Best Screenplay AWGIE Awards
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