Friday Nov 16: Glendyn Ivin – Director
Glendyn Ivin was first noticed locally and internationally when Cracker Bag won the short film Palme d’Or at the
Cannes Film Festival. He was described as a distinctive directorial talent with critics pointing to his unique
observational style and naturalistic aesthetic. Those views were affirmed when his impressive debut feature
Last Ride starring Hugo Weaving was released. Both films cemented his reputation as a director to “watch out
for”. Back then Glendyn’s work predominantly captured the attention of the critics but if ratings are anything to
go by, his more recent foray into television drama – Offspring, Beaconsfield and Puberty Blues – appears to have
equally captured the attention of audiences.
Glendyn will discuss the benefits of working simultaneously across commercials, film and television; what he’s
learnt from the experience of setting up the television series Puberty Blues and how television can push your
emotional and visual palette.
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:
Friday on My Mind / Every Friday @ 5pm for FREE
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia