Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs

Writer, Director, Producer

2017 The Athletes (TV Series)
Co-creator, Writer, Producer, Director’s Attachment – Arena Media- Produced by Robert Connelly for the ABC

2014 The Sapphires Animation Series (TV Series)
Co-creator, Writer- Production Company Goalpost Pictures in association with Typecast Entertainment.

2014 William Cooper (Documentary)
Co-creator, Writer, Director (in development) – Typecast Entertainment. Co-Produced with Robert de Young. Lowlands Media. Development Funded by NITV and Film Victoria.

2013 The Grip (Feature Film)
Co-creator, Writer – (in development) – Typecast Entertainment- Director David Field. Development Funded by Screen Australia.

2012 Typecast Entertainment (Tony Briggs Production Company established in 2012)
Established Production Entity to develop and produce film and theatre projects both in Australia and internationally that concentrate on a stock of projects that create opportunities for indigenous and diverse actors, writers and directors. Principal Director Tony Briggs.

2012 The Sapphires (Feature Film)
Writer (with Keith Thompson)
Production Company Goalpost Pictures
Distributor Hopscotch E1 Films (Australia and ROW Sales)
Released Australia 2012 (Hopscotch E1 Films)
France, UK 2012 (The Weinstein Company)
USA 2013 (The Weinstein Company)

Festivals and Awards (2012)

Cannes International Film Festival Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection
Chicago International Film Festival Official Selection – Gold Hugo for Best Feature
Denver Film Festival Official Selection – Nomination People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature
St Louis International Film Festival Official Selection – Festival Audience Award Best Narrative Feature
Melbourne International Film Festival Opening Film
DEADLY Awards – Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement Tony Briggs (and the Original Sapphires)
AWGIE Awards – Major AWGIE Award Most Outstanding Script (Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson)
AWGIE Awards – Best Feature Film Adaptation (Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson)
ARIA Music Awards – Nomination Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album
SPAA Awards – Feature Film Independent Producer of the Year Award to Goalpost Pictures The Sapphires
AACTA Awards 2013– 11 Awards out of 11 nominations (leading film)

2011 Money Business (TV)
Episode 5 (treatment)- Boun Giourno Productions (Lawrence Johnson & Kelly LeFever)

2010 My Place
Season 2 – Episode: Barangaroo- Matchbox Pictures (Broadcast Sep 2011 ABC Television)

2004 The Sapphires (Stage Play)
National Tour- Produced by Black Swan and Company B
International Tour, 2011- Produced by Company B
Produced by the MTC 2004
Produced by Company B, Belvoir Street 2005

Awards

2005 Helpmann Awards Best Play
2005 Helpmann Awards Best New Australian Work

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