Lucy KnoxScreenwriter | Director

Lucy Knox is an award-winning Australian writer and director of film and television, whose short films have screened at over 50 film festivals including the Berlinale, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Sheffield DocFest, and MIFF.

Lucy’s short film, HOT MOTHER, premiered at the 2020 Berlinale, where it was nominated for a Crystal Bear. In 2021 it screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival, was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2021 Whanau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival, and Best Direction in a Short Film at the 2021 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards. In 2022 it was acquired by The Criterion Collection.

As a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Lucy’s graduating short film, AN ACT OF LOVE, won the VCA’s Sarah Watt Award for a Female Director. The film went on to win Best Direction in a Student Film at the 2018 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards and was awarded the Mona Brand Emerging Writer’s Award by the State Library of NSW.  AN ACT OF LOVE premiered at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival, where it received special mention for Best Short Screenplay. The film screened in competition at Melbourne International Film Festival, Palm Springs and Cork, and was also later acquired by The Criterion Collection.

Also in 2018, Lucy’s documentary LAST MAN STANDING screened at Sheffield DocFest, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and was a finalist at Australia’s Tropfest Film Festival.

In 2022, Lucy undertook an intensive Director’s Placement, shadowing director Michael Gracey on the upcoming Robbie Williams biopic feature film BETTER MAN, where she was involved with directing the pre-visualisation for the film, and devised several camera and blocking sequences for the film.

Outside directing, Lucy has written and produced documentaries for television, including BURLESQUE BLOKES, which was the winner of the 2019 AIDC Vice Australiana competition and subsequently premiered on SBS Australia. In 2022, she produced the 30-minute documentary WE ARE SEXUAL BEINGS in collaboration with SBS, that explored the intersection between sexuality and disability.

Lucy was also a recipient of the SBS / Screen Australia / NITV initiative Digital Originals, which is aimed at developing exciting and innovative short-form drama projects to premiere as a single hour-long episode program on SBS On Demand, Viceland and NITV. Lucy is also in development on several features, and a series.

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