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