Tony entered the film industry in 1977. At various times he has worked as a Director, Scriptwriter, Production Manager, Editor, First Assistant Director and Second Unit Director.
In 1988 he wrote and directed the cinema feature RAW NERVE, starring John Polson, Rebecca Rigg and Kelly Dingwall. The film was an official selection at the 1989 London Film Festival. The film screened in Australia to excellent reviews.
"A film of integrity." - David Stratton, SBS Movie Show
"A remarkable piece of writing and film-making" - Dougal Macdonald, Canberra Times
" The best young performers you've probably seen in years. You can't fault Raw Nerve in script, direction and acting." - Rob Lowing, Sun Herald
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Tony has also directed television dramas, documentaries, educational programs and music videos. He won a Bronze Award at the New York Film & Video Festival.
He was First Assistant Director on various TV dramas and cinema feature films.
Tony worked as a Lecturer in Media Studies at what is now Charles Sturt University, teaching film and television production. Between 1987 and 1993 he was frequently engaged to teach at The Australian Film Television & Radio School where he ran short courses, gave lectures on film craft, worked as acting Head of Production and supervised student productions.
In the noughties, Tony has returned to film-making to write, direct and shoot the documentaries “Discovering Cooloola”, “Market Town” and “Keeping Noosa Natural”. The latter was a finalist at the 2010 International Wildlife Film Festival and also the 2010 Santa Cruz Film Festival.