Director | Writer | Producer
Michael Rymer’s first film, Angel Baby, premiered in 1995 to much critical acclaim. It was invited to screen at International Festivals and won three AFI Awards (Best Feature, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay). Michael’s other feature credits include Allie and Me, In Too Deep, Perfume and Queen of the Damned. Michael wrote and directed the feature adaptation of the David Williamson play Face to Face, starring Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton and Luke Ford. The film received over forty international festival prizes and locally received six IF Award nominations that included Best Feature, Best Director and Best Script.
Michael has worked extensively in the US on television series, most notably as director/writer and producer of the sci-fi cult series Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series. He directed an episode on the second series of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, for which he received a DGA Award Nomination, and an episode for the second series of A&E’s Western Longmire.
Michael was executive producer for Bryan Fuller’s drama series for NBC, Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen and then went on to direct episodes of seasons two and three. He has also directed one episode on each of Jessica Jones and The Man in the High Castle.
In 2015, he directed Deadline Gallipoli for Matchbox Pictures, for which he received a 2016 ADG Award nomination for Best Direction in a TV Miniseries. Michael recently directed the final two episodes of Fremantle Media’s reimagining of Picnic at Hanging Rock.
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