JOHN POLSON (Director) is an
award-winning actor and director as well as the founder of Tropfest, Australia's
largest festival dedicated to short films. As a director, Polson's work
includes three acclaimed short films as well as the feature film "Siam
Sunset," which received the prestigious Rail D'Or at the Cannes Film
Festival as well as an Australian Film Institute Award nomination for Best Film.
In November 1997, Polson was awarded the
Byron Kennedy Award at the AFI Awards
for his contribution to the Australian film industry.
As an actor, Polson was most recently
seen in the box-office hit "Mission: Impossible 2." Other film credits
include "Sirens" starring Hugh Grant; "The Sum of Us," for
which he received the Australian Film Critics Circle Award; and "The
Boys," which brought Polson the Best Supporting Actor Award from the
Australian Film Institute. Poison also starred in Idiot Box, Prisoners of the
Sun, the miniseries "Kangaroo Palace" and "Vietnam," and the
television production "Dadah is Death." Polson remains very active in
theater, where he began his career.
He currently has a feature project in
development with Paramount based Cruise/Wagner productions and another in
development with "Moulin Rouge" producer Martin Brown.
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