Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs is a Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) creative who has worked in the Australian film and television Industry for many years.

Some of Tony’s performing credits include roles in television productions Cleverman, Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Slap, The Broken Shore and The Circuit.

His theatre credits include roles for Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland and Sydney Theatre companies and many others throughout Australia.

Tony conceived and co-wrote the multi award winning feature film The Sapphires and will be directing a new 2019 and 2020 national touring stage version of this popular story. He was associate director of MTC’S Astroman and is in pre-production of a short film which will be his screen directorial debut.

Tony is dedicated to fostering the next generation of filmmakers with his producing partner Damienne Pradier through their newly established company, Typecast Entertainment, currently facilitating Blak Masterclasses in Film and TV in partnership with Compton School and Youthworx.

Tony Briggs

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
Television

THE WARRIORS
Co-creator, Writer, Executive Producer, Directors Attachment. Arena Media 2017
JACK IRISH
Director’s Attachment funded by Film Victoria. Essential Media 2015
MONEY BUSINESS
Writer, Episode 5 (treatment). Lawrence Johnson & Kelly LeFever, Buon Giorno Productions 2011
MY PLACE
Writer, Season 2 – Episode: Barangaroo. Matchbox Pictures 2010

Film

WILLIAM COOPER (Documentary)
Co-creator, Writer, Director. Typecast Entertainment, Co-Prod. with Robert de Young Lowlands Media. Development Funded by NITV and Film Victoria 2014
THE GRIP (Feature Film)
Co-creator, Writer. Typecast Entertainment, Development Funded by Screen Aus. 2013
The Sapphires (Feature Film)
Writer (with Keith Thompson). Goalpost Pictures 2012

Theatre

Astroman (Stage Play)
Associate director. Dir: Sarah Goodes, MTC 2018
The Sapphires (Stage Play)
Writer/Director
National Tour, Black Swan and Company B 2004
MTC 2004
Company B, Belvoir Street 2005
International Tour, Company B 2011
National Tour, HIT Productions 2019

 

Festivals and Awards

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)

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

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