DIRECTORS

Jeremy Sims

 

FILMS IN CATALOGUE

BIOGRAPHY

Jeremy is a popular and well-known figure in Australian artistic life. He has had a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, working in film (he received an AFI award ‘Best actor’ nomination for Idiot Box), on television (he has several Logie and AFI ‘best actor’ nominations, winning for aftershocks in 1996) and on stage, where his reputation as one of Australia’s greatest actors has been built playing roles like Cyrano De Bergerac and Hamlet to national acclaim. He regularly directs for Australia’s flagship theatre producer - The Sydney Theatre Company, and has played on both Broadway (The White Devil) and the West End (Riflemind – Directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman) for that Company.  

He has been Artistic Director of his own Pork Chop Productions since 1995 and has directed and produced acclaimed classical interpretations and original theatrical works all around the country. Over the last decade Jeremy has focused on new Australian works, often in collaboration with long time friend Reg Cribb, enlisting the Sydney Opera House as a co-production partner. Their productions of Last Cab to Darwin and Ruby’s Last Dollar won many awards and toured nationally in 2004 and 2005.   

Last Train to Freo was his first feature film as a director/executive producer, continuing his artistic association with Reg and enlisting another friend from Perth, Greg Duffy, as principal Producer, These three are presently in the post-production stage of the feature film Last Cab to Darwin which Jeremy directed and produced with Greg Duffy and Lisa Duff.   

Jeremy directed and produced the First World War epic Beneath Hill 60 in Townsville. The film has been sold and won awards all over the world. Including Best Picture at the Savannah Film Festival. It took over 4m at the Australian Box office and continues to sell well on DVD for Paramount pictures.