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Robert Connolly Robert Connolly i(A88209 works by) (a.k.a. Bob Connolly; Rob Connolly)
Gender: Male
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Award winning producer, director and screen writer, Robert Connolly studied at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He served on the board of the NSW Film and Television Office and on the Arts Advisory Council to the NSW Ministry of the Arts. He received a Centenary Medal for services to the Australian Film Industry.

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Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Blueback ( dir. Robert Connolly ) Western Australia : Arenamedia Pty Ltd Minderoo Pictures , 2022 23358274 2022 single work film/TV

'While marine biologist Abby (Mia Wasikowska) is out on a boat examining the slow destruction of coral reefs, she’s called back home with the news that her mother has had a debilitating stroke, which has left her unable to speak. Abby begins reflecting on her childhood and the immense influence her mother, Dora (Radha Mitchell), had on her worldview. Through flashbacks, we meet the teenage Abby, played by newcomer Ilsa Fogg, who captures confidence and curiosity, taking a deep interest in protecting the bay where they live. In between amusing encounters with a local fisherman (Eric Bana), she maintains a bond with a groper fish affectionately named Blueback, who becomes a reminder of all the wonders the ocean has to offer and a path to healing a rift between Abby and her mother.'

Source: Toronto International Film Festival.

2024 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Film Award Feature Film (Adapted)
form y separately published work icon Paper Planes ( dir. Robert Connolly ) Australia : Footprint Fims , 2014 6351167 2014 single work film/TV children's

'Young Dylan, from a small outback town, dreams of competing in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 21/8/2013)

2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Original Screenplay
2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Film Award Feature Film - Original
2014 inaugural winner CinéfestOz Film Prize $100 000 prize
2015 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Children's Film
form y separately published work icon Underground : The Julian Assange Story ( dir. Robert Connolly ) Australia : Network Ten Matchbox Pictures , 2012 Z1861848 2012 single work film/TV

'Set in suburban Melbourne in the late 1980s, Underground follows a teenage Julian Assange and his gang of friends — the International Subversives — as they try to break into the computer systems of the worlds most powerful organisations. Hoping to uncover the inner workings of these groups, the boys wage battle from their bedrooms with the technologies, with each other, and with the Senior AFP Detective who is intent on shutting down their group.'

Source: Australian Television in Production website.

2013 winner AWGIE Awards Television Award Telemovie - Original
2013 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2012 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
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