Craig Irvin graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2005. During his time there, Craig was acknowledged with a script award each year and was also awarded the John Vickery Scholarship. His graduating film Best and Fairest won the VCA Best Film prize and has been screened at numerous film festivals both in Australia and internationally.
Craig has written and directed episodes of the upcoming remake of the classic Japanese series Monkey, The Legend of the Monkey, for See-Saw Pictures and Netflix. He also wrote and directed on the award-winning live action series Nowhere Boys for Matchbox Pictures and ABC3, which garnered him an AWGIE and ADG Award. The series also won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Children’s Series and the 2014 and 2015 Silver Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Program. Nowhere Boys has been recognised internationally with a nomination for Best Kids Series at the International Emmy® Awards in 2014.
Craig wrote and directed the critically acclaimed short film Tethered, which follows a young man who takes a job at the local slaughterhouse where the violence of the work soon begins to dominate his life. Craig won the Rouben Mamoulian Best Director Award at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards for Tethered, which was also selected for the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2012. Craig also received a nominated for Best Direction in a Live Action Short at the ADG Awards in 2012.
His other work includes commercials, music videos, and audio-visual installations. Craig is currently in development on a number of feature film and television projects.