Director: Alex Proyas

Alex Proyas

b. 1963
Attended Australian Film Television and Radio School (1980–1984, no degree)
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Production companies (self-formed):

  • Meaningful Eye Contact (1981?)
  • Mystery Clock Cinema

Past representation:

 

Work

1980

  • Debris (short)
  • Groping (short)
    Winner: Sydney Film Festival - Best Short Film (1982)
    Winner: London International Film Festival - Most Outstanding Short Film (1982)
  • Neon (short)

1981

  • Strange Residues (short)

1983

  • Fetus Productions - Flicker (music video)
  • Passionless Moments (short)
    Director: Jane Camion
    Guest Cinematographer: Alex Proyas

1984

  • A Girl's Own Story (short)
    Director: Jane Campion
    Composer: Alex Proyas

1985

  • Dropbears - In Your Eyes (music video)

1986

  • INXS - Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain) (music video)

1987

  • Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over [Version 1] (music video)
    Winner: 1st Annual Aria Music Awards - Best Australian Video
    Winner: Video Music Awards - Best New Artist Video

    Nominee: Video Music Awards - Best Editing in a Video
    Nominee: Video Music Awards - Best Art Direction in a Video
    Nominee: Video Music Awards - Best Special Effects in a Video
    Nominee: Video Music Awards - Best Direction in a Video
    Nominee: Video Music Awards - Best Group Video
    Nominee: Video Music Awards - Best Cinematography in a Video
  • Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (music video)
  • The Other Ones - Holiday  (music video)
  • Spineless (short)
  • Yes - The Rhythm of Love (music video)

1988

  • Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon (music video)
  • Mike Oldfield - Magic Touch (music video)

1989

  • In Your Eye (short)
  • Joe Jackson - Nineteen Forever (music video)
  • Spineless (short)
  • Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (feature)
    Winner: Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival - Special Prize
    Nominee: AFI - Best Achievement in Costume Design
    Nominee: AFI - Best Achievement in Production Design

1990

  • Alphaville - Mysteries of Love (music video)
    Cinematographer: Jeff Darling
    Cameraman: Garry Phillips
    Editor: Craig Wood

1991

  • Sting - All This Time (music video)
  • Steve Winwood - I Will Be Here (music video)
    Cinematographer: Eric Engler

1992

  • Nike - Running on Pillows (TVC, Wieden+kennedy)
    Winner: Silver D&AD Pencil

1993

  • Black Star Beer - Characters (TVC, Wieden+kennedy)
    Winner: Cannes Lion Film Bronze
  • Black Star Beer - Popularity (TVC, Wieden+kennedy)
    Winner: Cannes Lion Film Bronze

1994

  • Book of Dreams - Dream 3: Welcome to Crateland (short)
    Nominee: Cannes Palm d'Or - Best Short Film
  • Medicine - Time Baby 3 (music video)
  • The Crow (feature film)
    Nominee: Saturn Award - Best Director
  • Secrets of the City (short)
    Director/Writer/Animator: Cathy Linsley
    Cinematographer: Alex Proyas

1995

  • Book of Dreams - Dream 7: Ruben's Dream (short)

1998

  • Dark City (feature film)
    Winner: Bram Stoker Award - Screenplay
    Winner: Amsterdam Film Festival - Silver Scream Award
    Winner: Film Critics Circle of Australia - Best Screenplay (Original)
    Winner: Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film - Pegasus Audience Award
    Nominee: Saturn Award - Best Director
    Nominee: Saturn Award - Best Writer
    Nominee: Hugo - Best Dramatic Presentation

1999

  • Buick - Observatory (TVC, McCann-Erickson, Post: Animal Logic)
  • Adidas - Microchip (TVC)

2002

  • Garage Days (feature)
  • Nintendo - Metroid Prime (TVC)

2004
  • I, Robot (feature)

2006

  • Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey (documentary)

2009

  • Knowing (feature film)

???? 

  • Ivan Neville - Falling out of Love (music video)
    Cinematographer: Dariusz Wolski
    1st AC: Daniel Wagner
  • JC Decaux - Showcasing the World (TVC)
    Cinematographer: Michael
    Wood
  • AC Delco - Opera (TVC)
  • Stella Artois - Is it art or Artois? (TVC)
  • Bank of America - ? (TVC, Bozell) (~2000)
    Cinematographer: Michael Wood
  • Motorola - Mya Spin Cities (TVC, McCann-Erickson) (~2000)
  • Cablevision - Lottery Snowday (TVC)
  • Anderson Consulting - ? (TVC)
    Cinematographer: Michael Wood
  • Barcardi - ? (TVC) (~1999)
    Cinematographer: Michael Wood
  • Cutting Crew - Everything but My Pride (music video)
  • Cutting Crew - Scattering (music video)
  • Colin Hay - Into My Life (music video)
  • OMD - Dreaming (music video)

Other clients:
Coca Cola, Pepsi, American Express, Swatch, Nissan, Kleenex, Castrol, TDK, Hitachi, Verve, Philips, Dunlop, Cingular


Groping 1980 short film

Groping
1980
short film

Strange Residues 1981 short film

Strange Residues
1981
short film

Passionless Moments 1983  Director: Jane Campion Guest Cinematographer: Alex Proyas short film

Passionless Moments
1983 
Director: Jane Campion
Guest Cinematographer: Alex Proyas

short film

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over [Version 1] 1987 music video

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over [Version 1]
1987
music video

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere 1987 music video

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
1987
music video

Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon 1988 music video

Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon
1988
music video

Mike Oldfield - Magic Touch 1988 music video

Mike Oldfield - Magic Touch
1988
music video

In Your Eye 1989 short film

In Your Eye
1989
short film

Spirits of the Air Gremlins of the Clouds 1989 feature film

Spirits of the Air Gremlins of the Clouds
1989
feature film

Joe Jackson - Nineteen Forever 1989 music video

Joe Jackson - Nineteen Forever
1989
music video

Alphaville - Mysteries of Love 1990 music video

Alphaville - Mysteries of Love
1990
music video

Steve Winwood - I Will Be Here 1991 music video

Steve Winwood - I Will Be Here
1991
music video

Sting - All This Time 1991 music video

Sting - All This Time
1991
music video

Book of Dreams - Dream 3 :Welcome to Crateland 1994 short film

Book of Dreams - Dream 3 :Welcome to Crateland
1994
short film

Book of Dreams - Dream 7: Ruben's Dream 1995 short film

Book of Dreams - Dream 7: Ruben's Dream
1995
short film

Adidas - Microchip 1996 TVC

Adidas - Microchip
1996
TVC

Buick - Observatory 1999 TVC

Buick - Observatory
1999
TVC

Nike - Running on Pillows TVC

Nike - Running on Pillows
TVC

Bacardi TVC

Bacardi
TVC