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Wellington-based British writer Neil Cross, Aussies director David Michôd and producer Kylie du Fresne have joined this year’s Big Screen Symposium line-up.

Despite a pretty solid festival track record for a number of titles selected for Berlin, Cannes, Sundance and Venice, Michôd remains best-known for his 2010 feature Animal Kingdom, which took the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, which did wonderful things for Jacki Weaver’s career, and spawned an American TV series recently confirmed for a third season.

du Fresne is a partner in Goalpost Pictures, and is best known internationally for 2012 feelgood feature The Sapphires. Currently she’s EP for ANZ co-pro Cleverman and the in-post TV series Fighting Season.

Novelist and screenwriter Cross is best known as the creator of the multi-award winning international hit BBC crime series Luther, starring Idris Elba, and for long-running UK TV series Spooks.

His pre-apocolyptic TV series Hard Sun, which shot earlier this year, premieres in the UK early next year and was recently announced as one of the case studies for C21’s International Drama Summit in London later this year.



This year’s Big Screen Symposium runs 30 September – 1 October.

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