Writer | Director
David Michôd was the director and writer for the 2017 Netflix feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt. He is currently working on feature film The King, also for Netflix, which he co-wrote with Joel Edgerton. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as Henry V.
In January 2010, David’s debut feature film Animal Kingdom was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Animal Kingdom went on to win the Australian Writers Guild (AWGIE) award for Best Original Screenplay and the AWGIE Major Award for 2010, as well as the Australian Directors Guild award for Best Feature Film, and the Best Screenplay Award at the Stockholm Film Festival. The film also received 10 Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards from a record 18 nominations, and was named Best First Film by the New York Film Critics Circle. It earned 2011 Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for supporting actress Jacki Weaver.
David wrote and directed his second feature, The Rover, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Produced by Porchlight Films and Lava Bear Films, and starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.
In television, David Executive Produced the pilot for the TV series adaptation of Animal Kingdom. He directed the pilot for Flesh And Bone, produced by Starz Originals (2015), and has directed an episode of Enlightened for HBO, starring Laura Dern.
He was co-writer with director Spencer Susser of the feature film Hesher (starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman) that screened in Sundance 2010’s US competition.
The documentary Solo (which David co-directed with Jen Peedom), about Andrew McAuley’s ill-fated attempt to kayak from Australia to New Zealand, received best documentary awards from the Australian Film Institute in 2009, and the Film Critics Circle of Australia and Australian Directors Guild in 2010.
David Michôd is represented by Jane Cameron.
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