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Skills

Comedy, Documentary, DVD, Film, Film Production, Final Cut Pro, Producing, Reality, TV, TV & Film Commercial, Video

Employers

  • Air Pig Productions
    Director Blue Zoo
    2013 - 2015

    Director on 13 episodes of the observational TV series Blue Zoo for ABC3

  • Matchbox Pictures
    Series Director Next Stop Hollywood
    2011 - 2012

    Series Director on Next Stop Hollywood, a 6 part observational factual TV series for ABC1, that follows 6 Australian actors as they attempt to land a roll during pilot season in L.A.

  • ITV
    Producer
    2011 - 2011

    Producer / Director of the Australian segment of ITV’s ROYAL OBSESSED TV special.

  • RedIthica Productions
    Director / Writer - Embedded with Sheik Hilaly
    2010 - 2010

    Embedded with Sheik Hilaly is an hour long documentary for SBS about a 'white guy' named Dave, who attempts to live as a Muslim with controversial Islamic figure Sheik Hilaly

  • Mason Media
    Producer / Director Trouble in Paradise
    2010 - 2010

    Producer / Director on on the ‘Peru’ and ‘China’ episodes of Trouble in Paradise, a dramatic factual series about travel ‘horror’ stories for Channel Nine

  • HiFi Fusion Inc
    Behind The Scenes - Taylor Swift Australian Tour
    2010 - 2010

    Behind the scenes documentary guy on Taylor Swift's 2011 Fealess Australian tour. Some of the behind the scenes footage from this footage made it into Taylor's 'Fearless' Music Video.

  • Popcorn Taxi
    Creative Director
    1999 - 2008

    Founder and Creative Director of Popcorn Taxi, and AFI and Inside Film award winning film event that features screenings and on-stage talks with filmmakers that included Kevin Smith, George Miller and Dennis Hopper.

  • Daniella Ortega Productions
    Director / Writer - Battle Of The Brains
    2012 - 2005

    Battle OF The Brains is a 4 part observational documentary series for ABC Television, which followed the highs and lows of 24 of Australia's brainiest Biology Students, as they competed for one of 4 places to represent Australia at the Science Olympics in Beijing.


  • Jotz Productions
    Director / Camera Making Venus
    1999 - 2002

    MAKING VENUS is an observational documentary five years in the making, which follows the epic, roller-coaster journey of two young film producers, as they attempt to make their first low-budget feature. The documentary premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, and was awarded a 'Mention Spèciale' by the International Fipresci Jury. The film also won the ‘Independent Spirit Award’ at the Inside Film Awards, and the ‘Documentary Jury Prize’ at the Film Critic Circle Awards of Australia. MAKING VENUS received a national cinema release, followed by a DVD release through Madman, before premiering on SBS.

Awards and Achievements

  • 3rd Place - Tropfest Film Festival

    For Great White Hunters


    2008
  • Best Comedy - Tropfest Film Festival

    For Great White Hunters


    2008
  • Tropicana Award - Tropfest Film Festival

    For Murbah Swamp Beer


    2002
  • Fipresci Special Mention - Sydney Film Festival

    For Making Venus


    2002
  • Independent Spirit Award - Inside Film Awards

    For Making Venus


    2002
  • Documentary Jury Prize - Film Critics Circle of Australia

    For Making Venus


    2002
  • Byron Kennedy Award - AFI Awards

    For work as co-founder on Popcorn Taxi


    2000
  • Best Documentary = St Kilda Film Festival

    For Parking Patrol Officer 808


    1998
  • Best Documentary - Bathurst Film Festival

    For Parking Patrol Officer 808


    1998

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Gary Doust
Employer Air Pig Productions
Location Sydney Australia
Website

 

About Gary

I've been directing award-winning documentaries and factual television for more than 12 years. My credits include Next Stop Hollywood (ABC1), Making Venus (SBS), Battle Of The Brains (ABC1), Embedded with Sheik Hilaly (SBS), and the Tropfest award-winners Murbah Swamp Beer and Great White Hunters. I also Co-Founded the AFI winning screenings event Popcorn Taxi.

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