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Jonathan Ogilvie


A graduate of AFTRS, Jonathan has made numerous shorts films that have screened at major film festivals and have sold internationally. Despondent Divorcee and This Film Is A Dog were both selected for Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. This Film Is A Dog also won Tropfest.

In 2007, Jonathan made Emulsion, a low budget black and white Super 8 feature. Emulsion screened at the Brisbane International Film Festival, Cinema des Antipodes in Cannes and Ozflix in Toronto. He wrote and directed The Tender Hook (starring Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne, Matt Le Nevez and Pia Miranda) which was released in 2008 by Icon Film and was nominated for five AFI awards and a AWGIE award for best feature screenplay. It was released in North America as The Boxer And The Bombshell (in France it was titled, The Sweet Taste Of Blood.)

Jonathan has just completed the feature Lone Wolf, an innovative adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent starring Hugo Weaving and Tilda Cobham-Hervey. He has a number of projects in development including, a post-punk bildungsroman, Head South, currently at financing stage and Minotaur, an episodic World War II drama set on Crete. In 2017 Jonathan completed a PhD at Macquarie University.