Geoffrey Rush in Shine, photo courtesy of Momentum Films and Ronin Films
Jan Sardi is one of Australia’s eminent screenwriters, with a unique talent for Australian story-telling.
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 Notebook and Mao’s Last Dancer for 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 credit is The Journey is the Destination, an original screenplay inspired by the life and journals of Dan Eldon, which is currently in post-post production.
Jan is the current President of the Australian Writers’ Guild and has served in the position for seven years.