Friday on My Mind / Every Friday @ 5pm
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Friday April 27: Hail the maverick: Amiel Courtin Wilson
It’s a great buzz discovering exceptional talent. And if you haven’t discovered him yet now is the time because
Amiel Courtin Wilson is making his mark as one of our most exciting directors. His debut feature film Hail was
recently launched at the Venice International Film Festival and is about to be released theatrically in Australia.
Amiel started directing at the tender age of nine and has since crafted 15 short and three feature documentary
credits including the award winning Chasing Buddha and Bastardy. Part of his more unusual career trajectory
has involved exhibiting his video art internationally; presenting guest lectures at the likes of UCLA in California;
working with; Opera Australia, Chunky Move contemporary dance company and musical artists such as the
Avalanches and Mix Master Mike. He is also a regular contributor to national and international film & art
magazines and journals.
Amiel will discuss his maverick directorial style, being the centre of attention in Venice and the intriguing way his
company Flood Projects operates.
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen
arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former
CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and
open to all.
Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of
interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year. The latest details on guests appear in
AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:
AFTRS WEBSITE: www.aftrs.edu.au/
RED ALERT: www.aftrs.edu.au/redalert