Sandy George sits down with past winners of Australia's biggest short film festival.
SBS Film / Sandy George

3 Dec 2013 - 4:13 PM  UPDATED 13 Nov 2014 - 10:32 AM

Tropfest alumni: Gregor Jordan

Gregor Jordan has directed five features starting with his debut film Two Hands. But before that he made the short film Swinger, which won Tropfest and went on to win at Cannes. I caught up with Gregor at Fox Studios in Sydney.


Tropfest alumni: Nash Edgerton

Nash Edgerton won tropfest in 1995 with Deadline, and was a runner-up with Lucky, eight years later. He directed the feature film The Square and is renowned for his stunt work on such films as Zero Dark Thirty and The Matrix and Star Wars movies made here in Australia. I caught up with Nash at the Blue-Tongue Films office in Sydney.


Tropfest alumni: Clayton Jacobson

Meet Clayton Jacobson, who won the Tropicana prize in 2001 with Tickler, and went on to make Kenny.



Tropfest alumni: Leon Ford

Leon Ford directed The Big Date and Glitch, both Tropfest finalists. Subsequently he wrote and directed the feature film Griff The Invisible. He's also written and acted in a significant amount of television. Leon took time off from writing to talk to me.



Tropfest alumni: Abe Forsythe

Abe Forsythe has made three films that are major Tropfest winners. The first was Guided by the Light of the Lord, which he directed when he was a teenager. Then he made Being Carl Williams and Shock. Abe acts, writes and directs – and did all three on his feature Ned, about Ned Kelly. Now he favours writing and directing. We met up in Darlinghurst, Sydney.