Simon Wincer

Director, Producer
Logging in over 200 hours as a director on Australian TV during the 1970s on series including "Against the Wind" and "The Sullivans", Wincer made his feature directorial debut with the fairly derivative but competently ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1942 in Australia

Filmography

Director (29)

The Cup 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Comanche Moon 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

NASCAR: The Imax Experience 3D 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

The Young Black Stallion 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Ponderosa 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1993, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

P.T. Barnum 1986 - 1987, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Prisoner: Cell Block H 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Escape: Human Cargo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

Flash 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Free Willy 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Quigley Down Under 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lighthorsemen 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Frontier 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Phar Lap 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Harlequin 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Snap-Shot 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

The Echo of Thunder (TV Show)

Director

The Girl Who Spelled Freedom (TV Show)

Director

The Holy Road (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

The Cup 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lighthorsemen 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

One Night Stand 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Man From Snowy River 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

The Cup 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Biography

Logging in over 200 hours as a director on Australian TV during the 1970s on series including "Against the Wind" and "The Sullivans", Wincer made his feature directorial debut with the fairly derivative but competently crafted thriller "Snap Shot" (1979). He followed up with the genuinely offbeat if uneven tale of a Rasputin-like power, "Harlequin" (1980). His best known early film, though, was the acclaimed horse racing drama "Phar Lap" (1984), vividly documentarian in its style, if rather heavily sentimental in its narration. Wincer also did well producing the gripping, well-received adventure saga "The Man from Snowy River" (1982).

Milestones

2003

Directed "The Young Black Stallion," the prequel to the 1979 classic "The Black Stallion"

2001

Reteamed with Hogan to direct the sequel "'Crocodile' Dundee in L.A."

2001

Helmed the TNT original "Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail"

1999

Was director of the A&E biographical miniseries "P.T. Barnum"

1996

Directed "The Phantom"

1994

Was director of the Paul Hogan starring vehicle "Lightening Jack"

1993

Helmed "Free Willy"

1990

Served as a consultant for the adventure series, "The Adventures of the Black Stallion" (syndicated on the Family Channel)

1989

Helmed the acclaimed CBS miniseries, "Lonesome Dove"

1986

Directed first US TV miniseries, "The Last Frontier"

1986

Directed first American TV-movie, "The Girl Who Spelled Freedom"

1985

Directed first US feature film, "D.A.R.Y.L."

1982

Made producing debut as executive producer of "The Man from Snowy River"

1978

Made feature directorial debut with the Australian thriller, "Snap Shot"

Directed episodes of the syndicated Australian serial drama, "Prisoner: Cell Block H"

Directed such Australian TV productions as "Ryan", "Against the Wind", "Tandarra", "Cash and Company", and "The Sullivans"

Directed five episodes of the ABC adventure series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

Signed to direct the prequel "Young Black Stallion" (in development as of early 2002)

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