Geoffrey Rush in Shine, photo courtesy of Momentum Films and Ronin Films
Jan Sardi is one of Australia’s eminent screenwriters. In 1997 he received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for Shine, as well as BAFTA, Writers Guild of America and Golden Globes nominations.
Jan has numerous other credits including Love’s Brother, an award winning Australian/UK co-production, which he also directed. He also adapted the hit films The Notebookand Mao’s Last Dancerfor the screen, as well as the highly acclaimed mini-series The Secret River(co-written with Mac Gudgeon) based on the novel by Kate Grenville.
Jan’s most recent project is The Journey is The Destination, a film inspired by the life and journals of Dan Eldon. Jan is a member of both the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). He has previously served on the Board of Film Victoria and is President of the Australian Writers’ Guild. Jan’s service to writers and the Screen Industry has been recognized by Film Victoria with the ‘Jan Sardi Award For Achievement In Screenwriting’, an award presented annually to a writer by the Victorian State Government.