LOADED in 1996 marked both Edgerton's short film directorial debut and the beginnings of the film collective Blue-Tongue Films, together with his brother Joel Edgerton and friends Kieran Darcy-Smith & Tony Lynch. One year later, their next collaboration DEADLINE, took out the top prize at Tropfest and went straight on to Sundance.
Edgerton has since directed multi-award winning short films including THE PITCH, FUEL, LUCKY and SPIDER that have wowed audiences and entered cult status worldwide, amassing more than 50 awards among them. p>
With well over 100 film and television credits on productions including Hollywood films THE MATRIX TRILOGY, STAR WARS II and III, THE THIN RED LINE and SUPERMAN RETURNS, Edgerton has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects both in front of and behind the camera.
In music videos, Edgerton's unique style has garnered him various awards and nominations at the ARIAS (the Australian Grammys) and MTV Awards, for internationally renowned artists including Ben Lee, Missy Higgins and Evermore. Edgerton directed two music videos for music legend Bob Dylan recently, for which he won the 2009 Australian Director's Guild Award for Best Achievement in Directing for Music Clip.
An accomplished editor, Edgerton edited and produced the highly acclaimed cult mockumentary THE MAGICIAN, written and directed by Scott Ryan, which was nominated for a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and an IF Award (Australian Independent Spirit Award) in 2005.
THE SQUARE, which signaled Edgerton's first foray in feature film direction, received 7 AFI (Australian Academy Awards) nominations, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as being one of 12 international films to be selected for Official Competition for the inaugural international Sydney Film Prize at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival.
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