Peter Faiman

Known primarily as the director of the 1986 effort "'Crocodile' Dundee," Australia's highest grossing film of all time, director Peter Faiman has also been a significant presence in Australian television since the early ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (8)

National Geographic's Human Edge 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Phil Keoghan's Adventure Crazy 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

The Reporters 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (4)

Dutch 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Don Lane Show 1980 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

The Paul Hogan Show 1980 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Known primarily as the director of the 1986 effort "'Crocodile' Dundee," Australia's highest grossing film of all time, director Peter Faiman has also been a significant presence in Australian television since the early 1970s. In '72, Faiman began producing the series "The Graham Kennedy Show," and the following year, he stepped into the director's chair for the first time for "The Paul Hogan Show," which starred Faiman's future "'Crocodile Dundee'" collaborator. Faiman continued to direct and produce talk shows in his native country during the remainder of the '70s and through the early 1980s, and also started to helm live TV broadcasts of large concerts. In 1986, he teamed back up with writer/star Hogan, directing the adventure comedy "'Crocodile Dundee." The film earned Hogan an Oscar nod for his script and became the biggest international box office draw of the year. Following the resounding critical and commercial success of the film, Faiman went on to direct the John Hughes-scripted road trip comedy "Dutch" in 1991. His next major project was producing the animated fantasy "Fern Gully" in 1992. He endured in Australian television, working on talk shows such as "The Human Edge" and branching out into reality series like "Strictly Dancing" and "The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge" in the 2000s.

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