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In Conversation with Tony Ayres

12 May 2020

Meet award-winning Australian showrunner, writer, director and new SAFC Board member Tony Ayres in this special in conversation event with SAFC CEO Kate Croser, broadcast live and free via the SAFC’s Facebook page.

In Conversation with Tony Ayres

Date: Tuesday 12 March, 2020
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm ACST
Location: Online via the SAFC Facebook page or in the window above at the designated time.
Cost: Free

If you have any questions about this event, or have any access requirements, please email [email protected]

About Tony Ayres

Tony Ayres was one of the founding members of internationally renowned Australian production company Matchbox Pictures, responsible for an eclectic and globally celebrated slate of productions. In 2018 he established his own production company, Tony Ayres Productions, developing and producing feature films and television for global audiences and international marketplaces.

Most recently he co-created and was Executive Producer on hit Matchbox/ABC drama Stateless alongside Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie. Stateless was filmed and produced in South Australia with the support of the SAFC.

Mr Ayres was the showrunner on International Emmy and BAFTA nominated series The Slap, and was Executive Producer on its US remake. He co-created and was Executive Producer on multi-award winning series Glitch (3 seasons), and was executive producer on International Emmy nominated Wanted (3 seasons) with the third season shot in South Australia. Other EP credits include multi-award-winning series The Devil’s Playground, Old School, Underground: The Julian Assange Story, The Straits, comedy series The Family Law (3 seasons), Bogan Pride and Maximum Choppage.

His producing credits include Barracuda and the multi award winning Seven Types of Ambiguity anddirected multi-award winning TV movie Saved. In children’s TV, Mr Ayres created and executive produced the International Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Nowhere Boys and the telemovie based on the series, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows. The internationally acclaimed series also won the AACTA Award for Best Children’s Television Series, two Logies, three Kidscreen Awards, a Rockie, and a Prix Jeunesse Award.

In feature films, Mr Ayres directed Cut Snake (2015), The Home Song Stories (2007) which won 24 international and Australian awards, and Walking on Water (2002), which premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. He also Executive Produced feature films Ali’s Wedding and Lou.

Currently Mr Ayres is the showrunner for upcoming US Netflix series Clickbait.

Mr Ayres was appointed to the SAFC Board in March 2020.

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