John Hillcoat joins Velvet's roster of directors

John Hillcoat headshot.jpgVelvet has announced John Hillcoat as the latest director to join its expanding roster.

Acclaimed for his feature films Lawless, The Road, and The Proposition, and for music videos for artists such as Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode and Nick Cave, Hillcoat swept last year's advertising awards winning a Gold Lion for Film at the Cannes Lions Festival, a D&AD Graphite Pencil for Branded Content, and placement in the 2016 APA Collection for Guinness 'Never Alone.' He also won Best Direction at the 2016 One Show, Clio and Epica Awards, as well as top honours at the Cannes Lion Festival, AICP, ANDY, and ADC Awards for Apple 'History of Sound' and Gold at the Clio Awards for the Vaseline retrospective, 'Wonder Jelly.'
Says Jeffrey Darling, founder and partner, Velvet: "John is an inspiring influence on both the Australian and global film and television industry and we are proud to have him join the world of Velvet.

"Abundant with his creative drive and vision he has produced a dynamic array of work that has become a true Australian signature to the world. His passion for the Australian culture and landscape as well as his rich and unique storytelling is truly influential on many filmmakers of our time. His belief is to produce things here with passion and I'm proud that Velvet is now part of his story".

To view John Hillcoat's reel, click here.

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