Scott Hicks

Director, Screenwriter, Documentarian
Australian writer-producer-director Scott Hicks enjoyed a lengthy career alternating between smaller dramatic films, informative documentaries and mainstream Hollywood features. Learning his trade under the tutelage of ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1953 in Uganda

Filmography

Director (12)

Fallen 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lucky One 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Boys Are Back 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Hearts in Atlantis 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Shine 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Space Shuttle 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Sebastian and the Sparrow 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Freedom! 1980 (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (5)

The Club 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Dawn! 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Final Cut 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Money Movers 1977 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Dawn (Movie)

(first Assistant Director)
Writer (3)

Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shine 1996 (Movie)

(Story By)

Sebastian and the Sparrow 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Sebastian and the Sparrow 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts 2008 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Actor (1)

Inside the Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Australian writer-producer-director Scott Hicks enjoyed a lengthy career alternating between smaller dramatic films, informative documentaries and mainstream Hollywood features. Learning his trade under the tutelage of such acclaimed Aussie filmmakers as Bruce Beresford during the Australian film renaissance of the 1970s, Hicks debuted with his high-octane coming of age tale, "Freedom!" (1982). His follow-up, "Sebastian and the Sparrow" (1988), the story of an unlikely boyhood friendship, was as commercially unexceptional as its predecessor, although Hicks found success on television, helming documentaries like the Emmy-winning "Submarines: Sharks of Steel: The Hidden Threat" (The Discovery Channel, 1993). Universal acclaim in the feature world came at last with the musical biopic "Shine" (1996), the project that won actor Geoffrey Rush an Oscar and took the Australian director to Hollywood. The result was a pair of unremarkable dramas - the aesthetically sublime romance "Snow Falling on Cedars" (1999) and "Hearts in Atlantis" (2001), a mood piece based on one of Stephen King's lesser efforts. After a period of time spent back in Australia tending his to his winery and directing television commercials, Hicks ventured back to Hollywood for the romantic comedy-drama "No Reservations" (2007), followed by the more heartfelt "The Boys Are Back" (2009) and an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks love story "The Lucky One" (2012). Clearly more interested in the drama inherent in the human struggle than showy genre entertainments, Hicks continually sought out material that spoke to him on a personal level.

Relationships

Jetro Heysen-Hicks

Son
Mother, Kerry Heysen

Scott Heysen-Hicks

Son
Mother, Kerry Heysen

Kerry Heysen

Wife
Married in 1971

EDUCATION

Flinders University

Milestones

2012

Directed "The Lucky One," a romantic drama based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks

2009

Directed the drama "The Boys Are Back," starring Clive Owen

2008

Filmed the documentary "GLASS, a portrait of Philip in twelve parts" about composer Philip Glass

2007

Directed the romantic comedy "No Reservations"

2001

Helmed "Hearts in Atlantis," adapted from a Stephen King novel

1999

Co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of "Snow Falling on Cedars"

1996

Gained international success with the award-winning Australian film "Shine"

1988

Debut as producer and as screenwriter (also directed), "Sebastian and the Sparrow"

1986

Began directing documentaries for The Discovery Channel

1981

Feature film debut as director "Freedom!"

1978

Worked as production assistant on "The Irishman"

1978

Served as assistant director on "Dawn!" and "Money Movers"

Born in Uganda and raised in Kenya

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