George Ogilvie


George Ogilvie AM, was born in 1931. Since his last feature, in 1990, he has continued to direct for TV.

Miller had been very impressed with George Ogilvie's contribution to The Dismissal; Ogilvie, one of Australia's leading theatre directors, had introduced to Kennedy Miller the concept of a different kind of group rehearsal, involving a kind of workshopping. ... Miller wanted Ogilvie to co-direct the third Mad Max ... 'The only reason I agreed,' says Ogilvie, 'was the chance of doing some wonderful workshops. Pre-production was very exciting, but the film was awesomely large, and I never want to do anything that big again'.
Ogilvie was in charge of the actors' workshops, but Miller took over on the set (though at times the two handled separate units.) 'George directed the film,' says Ogilvie. 'I learnt so much from watching him work: his persistence, his obstinacy. It was a great experience, but I'm happer in a smaller world. But I actually directed one of those stunts—and I'm very proud of that!' David Stratton: 85-86.

Sound Of Love (John Power, 1978) John Jarratt, Celia de Burgh, George Ogilvie, Don Barker; Eileen and Dave meet when their affliction brings them together in a clinic for the deaf

Dismissal, The (Dr George Miller, Phillip Noyce, Carl Schultz, George Ogilvie, John Power, 1983) prod. Kennedy Miller; TV docudrama; Max Phipps (Gough Whitlam), John Stanton (Malcolm Fraser), John Meillon (John Kerr), John Hargreaves (Jim Cairns)

Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome (Dr George Miller, George Ogilvie, 1985) prod. George Miller, Doug Mitchess, Terry Hayes, wr. Terry Hayes, George Miller, dp Dean Semler, visual design Ed Verraux, design Graham Walker, costume design Norma Moriceau, music Maurice Jarre, sound Roger Savage; Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Helen Buday, Frank Thring, Bruce Spence; Eastman colour, 70mm, 35mm, 102 min.

Short Changed (George Ogilvie, 1986) prod. Ross Matthews for Magpie Films, wr. Robert J. Merritt, dp Peter Levy, design Kristian Fredrikson, ed. Richard Francis-Bruce; Jamie Agius, David Kennedy, Susan Leith, Mark Little, Ray Meagher; see Kathy Bail, Murray 1995: 204; custody of Aboriginal child, family melodrama; Eastman colour, super 16 mm, 104 min.

Place at the Coast, The (George Ogilvie, 1987) wr. Hilary Furlong, dp Jeff Darling; novel Jane Hyde, The Bee Eater; John Hargreaves, Heather Mitchell, Tushka Bergen, Aileen Britton, Willie Fennell, Michel Fawdon, Julie Hamilton, Sue Ingleton, Margo Lee; rite of passage; tourist development

Shiralee, The (George Ogilvie, 1988) Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart; made for TV as 2 x 100 min.

Princess Kate (George Ogilvie, 1988) wr. Kristin & David Williamson; part of Touch the Sun, a TV series commissioned by the Australian Children's Television Foundation in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations

Crossing, The (George Ogilvie, 1990) Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer; reminiscent of Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955), according to Raffaele Caputo


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