Jonathan Teplitzky made his directorial and writing debut in 2000 with Better Than Sex, starring David Wenham and Susie Porter. The film screened internationally at festivals all around the world, including Cannes, and was nominated for eight AFI Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. He then directed Gettin’ Square in 2003, starring Sam Worthington. Gettin’ Square was named Best Film by Empire Magazine, won the Audience Prize at the Hawaiian International Film Festival and received 14 nominations at the AFI Awards.
He also wrote, directed and co-produced Burning Man, starring Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic and Rachel Griffiths. The film was selected to screen at Toronto Film Festival in September and had its national release on November 17 2011. Jonathan received an AWGIE Award for Original Screenplay for Burning Man and was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Literary Awards. The film received the most nominations for the 2011 FCCA Awards (10 of 11 categories), including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script. It was also nominated for 10 AACTA Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Jonathan directed The Railway Man with producers Andy Paterson and Chris Brown, based on the true story of a man who confronted his World War II torturer 30 years later. Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman starred in the film and it screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Jonathan has also directed episodes for television on series including Spirited (4x episodes), Rake (Season 3, 2x episodes), British crime drama Broadchurch (Season 2, 2x episodes), Indian Summers (Season 2, 3x episodes) and Marcella for Buccaneer Media/ Netflix.
Jonathan directed Churchill the feature – following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day, starring Brian Cox and John Slattery.
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