THE RAILWAY MAN
THE RAILWAY MAN is JONATHAN TEPLITZKY's fourth feature.
The film stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jeremy
Irvine, and premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Opening in Australia, the UK, and New Zealand to critical and audience
acclaim, the film will be released in the US by The Weinstein Company in April
2014, and throughout the rest of the world soon after . Shot in Scotland,
Thailand and Australia, it tells the true story of Eric Lomax who was captured
and imprisoned by the Japanese during World War 2, and who thirty years later
sets out to find and confront the Japanese soldier who caused him years of pain
The film has just been nominated for seven Australian Critics Circle awards
including Best Film and Best Director.
His film previous to this was BURNING MAN, which he directed from his own
screenplay. Shot in Sydney with backing from Paramount and Screen Australia,
this reckless, sexy and ultimately intensely moving story of a father and son's
journey back to happiness, received ten nominations at the 2013 Australian
Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Teplitzky won the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay.
The film, starring Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Kerry Fox
and Rachel Griffiths, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and
was released in the US by IFC in July 2012.
Teplitzky studied film and television at Middlesex University, London,
graduating in 1989 with First Class Honours.
After spending more than a decade living and working overseas, he returned to
Australia to write and direct his first film, BETTER THAN SEX, starring David
Wenham and Susie Porter.
The film opened the 2000 Sydney International Film Festival and was selected
for the Telluride, Toronto, New York, and London festivals. BETTER THAN SEX was
nominated in eight categories at the 2000 AFI awards, including best film, and
sold to over fifty countries, premiering in the US in October 2001.
Teplitzky's second feature, GETTIN' SQUARE, starred Sam Worthington (Avatar)
and Timothy Spall. The film went on to receive 12 AFI nominations, and was
released worldwide to critical acclaim in 2003.
Jonathan has directed more than 100 commercials and music videos and has been
represented by internationally renowned production company, Partizan. He has
worked as a director of photography and camera operator, reflecting his love of
photography and composition. His photographs have been included in several
exhibitions in Sydney, London and New York.
He lives in Bondi with his partner and two children.
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