Daina Reid and Anna Broinowski Elected to Board of ADG
Television and feature film director Daina Reid, and documentary filmmaker Anna Broinowski have been elected to the ADG board.
Daina Reid is an award-winning film and television director with credits that include Sunshine (SBS), Romper Stomper (STAN), The Wrong Girl and Offspring (TEN), The Secret River (ABC), Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS (Channel 7). She has been nominated for a variety of awards as a director and her production of Sunshine recently won the 2017 AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Mini Series.
“I am delighted and proud to be elected by my peers to the board of the ADG,” she said after hearing the news. “I hope to provide support to all directors in our industry and make sure we improve the situation for directors in Australia, particularly in television”.
Anna Broinowski is a filmmaker and author who specialises in documenting political, subversive and unusual subjects. Her films regularly reach over one million views and include documentary features Hanson: Please Explain (SBS), Aim High in Creation! (ABC/Netflix) and Forbidden Lie$ (SBS), and TV docs Helen’s War (SBS/CBC), Heartbeat (ABC Catalyst), Sexing the Label (SBS) and Hell Bento!! (SBS). They’ve won three AFI/AACTAs, a Walkley, the Rome Festival Cult prize, an Aljazeera Golden Award, a Writer’s Guild of America Screenplay Award, an Atom, a Dendy, and a Russian Critics’ Prize shaped like an elephant (with a hole in the top for burning bad reviews.)
“Truth may be stranger than fiction but it’s never been more powerful. Documentaries, from features to online and VR, are booming across the world. As a passionate advocate for Australian documentaries and filmmakers, I look forward to representing our rich and diverse community to ensure that our bold and unique stories continue to be supported, made and seen.” Anna Broinowski.
The Australian Directors’ Guild board also includes Samantha Lang (President), Michela Ledwidge, Jeffrey Walker, Nadia Tass, Stephen Wallace and Jonathan Brough.
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