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Director Bio

Michael Cusack was born in Manchester in the UK and moved to Adelaide South Australia when he was 11 years old. His first major award was an Australian Film Institute Award in 1985 for the short film Waltzing Matilda. In collaboration with his Producer, Richard Chataway, he was responsible for setting up the animation department at the South Australian Film Corporation. Since then Michael has forged a flourishing career as director of both high end television commercials and a growing number of award winning short films. Michael has received the prestigious Master’s Chair Award from the Adelaide Advertising and Design Club a record six times and, together with his producer Richard Chataway, received the President’s Award from The Adelaide Art Directors for outstanding achievements in TV/Cinema. In 2002 he was made an Honorary Member of the Australian Cinematographer’s Society in recognition ofhis contributions to the National Film Industry.

In 2006 he was again awarded an AFI for Best Short Animation for his film Gargoyle. He has received numerous other awards and nominations over his long career. His film, the highly acclaimed Sleight of Hand picked up thirty six national and international awards and was eligible for consideration in the 2014 Academy Awards. His last film "After All" was in the International Competition in Annecy.


  • Directed by:Michael Cusack
  • Written by:Michael Cusack
  • Produced by:Richard Chataway
  • Runtime:16 mins
  • Completion Date:August 28, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Australia
  • Country of Filming:Australia
  • Language:English
  • Category:Animation
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 5th Ballymahon Library 11am-12pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 6th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Facebook Website

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