Igor Auzins


High Rolling (Igor Auzins, 1977) prod. Tim Burstall for Hexagon Productions, wr. Forrest Redlich, dp Dan Burstall; Joseph Bottoms, Grigor Taylor, Judy Davis (film debut), John Clayton, Wendy Hughes; comedy adventure as two adventurers encounter drug dealers

[High Rolling] was the first feature by a Melbourne television director, Igor Auzins. He had joined Crawford Productions in 1969 and worked as a cameraman and, after 1971, as director on Division Four, Homicide and other series. He became producer of Homicide in 1974 but left Crawford when the series was abandoned. As a freelance director he made documentaries for the South Australian Film Corporation, numerous television commercials, and also telemovies for Reg Grundy Productions and other companies. Pike & Cooper: 315.

Redlich opts for the easy effect every time, however, and the facile script is hardly helped by Logie award-winning TV director Igor Auzins' flat visual style. David Stratton: 37.

We of the Never Never (Igor Auzins, 1982) exec. prod. Phillip Adams, prod. Greg Tepper for Adams Packer Productions, Film Corporation of Western Australia, wr. Peter Schreck from novel by (Jeannie) Mrs Aeneas Gunn, dp Gary Hansen (AFI), design Josephine Ford, ed. Cliff Hayes; Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, John Jarratt, Tony Barry, Tommy Lewis; Eastman colour, 35mm, 134 min.

Coolangatta Gold, The (Igor Auzins, 1984) aka The Gold and the Glory; prod. John Weiley for Angoloro Productions, wr. Peter Shreck, dp Keith Wagstaff, design Bob Hill, ed. Tim Wellburn; iron-man event; Joss McWilliam, Nick Tate, Josephine Smulders, Colin Friels, Robyn Nevin, Grant Kenny, Melissa Jaffer; Rocky formula; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 120 min.


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