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JENNY HICKS


Writer, Director & Editor


Curriculum Vitae


Phone + 612 (0) 418 641 094
Email jenny@jenny-hicks.com

Director

2020

The Stranger

Short Film
20 minute drama
Writer / Director

Producers: Nate Heinz & Harriet Dixon-Smith

2004

3 Shots

Short Film
6 minute drama
Writer / Director

Producer: Naomi Wenck

Editor - Long Form - Drama

2018

Emu Runner

Feature Film
Toronto International Film Festival
Adelaide & Sydney Film Festivals

Director: Imogen Thomas
Producers: Imogen Thomas, Victor Evatt, Antonia Barnard

2016

Out of the Shadows

Feature Film

Director: Dee McLachlan
Producers: Blake Northfield, Jim
Robison, Tim Maddocks
Bronte Pictures

2015

Journey

Telemovie
‘Special Jury Prize' at the Seoul International TV Drama Awards. (2016)

Director: Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Producers: Trudi-Ann Tierney, Muffy Potter
Put it Out There Pictures
Lapis Communications /
Moby Group

2012
(RSA)

One Last Look

Feature Film

Director: Philip Roberts
Producer: Dan Jawitz
Fireworx Media

2011
(RSA)

Winnie

Feature Film
Additional Editor
Toronto International Film Festival 2011

Director: Darrell Roodt
Producer: Andre Pieterse
Ironwood Films

2010
(RSA)

A Million Colours

Feature Film
Additional Editor

Director: Peter Bishai
Producer: Andre Pieterse
Ma Afrika Films

2007
(RSA)

Land of Thirst

TV Mini Series and Feature Film

Director: Meg Rickards
Producer: Julie Frederikse
Vuleka Productions / SABC

2006
(RSA)

Big Fellas

Feature Film

Director: Philip Roberts
Producer: Ross Garland
Rogue Star Films

Editor - Long Form - Documentary

2021

Frontline Farmers

TV - 1 hour

Director: Kay Pavlou
Producer: Steve Bibb

2020

Two Scottish Vets Downunder

TV Series

12 x 1/2 hrs
(Lead Editor)

Director: Martin Baker
Producer: Veronica Fury
Wildbear Entertainment
BBC Scotland
ABC Australia

2019

The Showerhead

Feature Documentary

Producer / Director : Craig Tanner

(Project Incomplete at this time)

2019

The Beach

TV Documentary Series
6 x 1/2 hrs
(Assembly Editor)

Director: Warwick Thornton
Producers: Michelle Parker, Tanith Glynn-Maloney, Mitchell Stanley
NITV

2018

You Can't Ask That

TV 1/2 hour x 8
(4 Eps)
Media Diversity Australia
(Walkley) Award

Producer / Directors: Aaron Smith
and Kirk Docker
ABC TV

2018

Australia Says Yes

TV - 1 hour

Director : Kirk Marcolina
Producers: Kirk Marcolina & Margie Bryant
SBS TV

2017

Open House

TV Series 6 x ½ Hr
(Eps 2,3 & 6)

Director : Stamatia Maroupas
Producer: Madeleine Hawcroft
ABC TV

2016

Ice Wars

TV Series, 4 x 1 Hr
(Eps 3,4)

Producer: Alexandra Hodgkinson
Northern Pictures / ABC TV

2015

The Sleeping Beauty

TV - 2 Hr Special

Producer: Chris Thorburn
Fremantle Media / Foxtel

2015

Clouded History

TV - 1 Hour

Director: James Marshall
Producer: Mitchell Stanley
No Coincidence Media /
NCIE / SBS

2015

Colour Theory

TV Series 6 x ½ Hr
(2 Eps)

Director: James Marshall
Producer: Mitch Stanley
No Coincidence Media / NITV

2014

Air Rescue

TV Series 6 x ½ Hr

Director: Brad Hayward
Producer: Craig Graham
Fredbird Entertainment
Channel 7

2013

Colour Theory

TV Series 6 x ½ Hr
(2 Eps)

Director: James Marshall
Producer Mitch Stanley
No Coincidence Media
NITV

2012 - 2013
(RSA)

Battleground Afghanistan

TV Series 5 x 1 Hr
Supervising Editor

Producer: Markus Davies
National Geographic Channel

2012
(RSA)

Long Miles Coffee Project

TV Series 6 x 1/2 Hr

Director: Wes Volschenk
Cooked in Africa Films

2011
(RSA)

Left to the Future

Independent ½ Hr

Director / Producer: Nicki Westcott
Tomix Productions

2011
(RSA)

Robert Mugabe... What Happened?

Documentary Feature
Additional Editor
Encounters Documentary Film Festival

Director: Simon Bright
Producer: Michael Auret
Spier Films

2010
(RSA)

Escaping the Great White

TV 1 - Hr

Directors / Producers; Lynne & Phillip Richardson
Africa Wildlife Films
National Geographic Channel

2008
(RSA)

Something Unknown is Doing We Don't Know What

Documentary Feature
Screened at various festivals.
Special Jury Award AIFF

Director / Producer: Rene Scheltema
Telekan Productions

2007
(RSA)

Break

Documentary Feature
Encounters Documentary Film Festival

Director/Producer: Tamsen de Beer
Traffik Productions

Editor - Short Films - Drama

2018

Parked

Director: Marcus Graham
Producer: Natalia Ladyko

2016

Petunia

Director: Zoe Carides
Producer: Zoe Carides

2015

Turn

Directors: Carly Heaton
& Joel Noble
Producer: Mark Risso-Gill
Commuter Films & Sugar
Glider Films

2014

The Kangaroo Guy

Flickerfest and Cinefest Oz
Jury Award (ex-aequo): Montreal Film Festival (student category) 2015

Director: Joel Loxton
Producers: Eleanor Winkler, Raquelle David
AFTRS Masters Program

2013

Looking Out

Director: Tristan Artin
Producer: Tristan Artin

2010
(RSA)

Early Connections

Director: Meg Rickards
Producer: Simon Wood
SaltPeter Productions

Editor - Short Films - Documentary

2016
2015
2014

Australian Cotton Awards

Corporate
Short films showcasing nominees

Director / Editor

Director / DOP / Editor

Producer: Sally Hunter
Cotton Australia

2009
(RSA)

Strength and Convictions

7 x 5 minutes
Nobel Peace Prize
Art Exhibition Films
South African National Gallery

Director / Editor

Director / Producer: Craig Mathew
Doxa Productions

Nobel Peace Centre

Assistant Editor - Selected Feature Film credits

2006
(RSA)

Blood Diamond

Director Ed Zwick
Editor Steve Rosenblum
Warner Brothers

2005

Little Fish

(Conform Editor)

Director: Rowan Woods
Editor: Alexandre de Franceschi

2004

Three Dollars

(Conform Editor)

Director: Robert Connolly
Editor: Nick Meyers

2004
(NZ)

King Kong

(Conform Editor)

Director: Peter Jackson
Editor: Jamie Selkirk
Universal Pictures

2003
(NZ)

The Last Samurai

Director Ed Zwick
Editor Steve Rosenblum
Warner Brothers

2003
(NZ)

Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

(Conform Editor)

Director: Peter Jackson
Editor: Jamie Selkirk
New Line Cinema

2001 - 2002

The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions

Directors: Larry and Andy Wachowski
Editor: Zach Staenberg
Warner Brothers

2000

Moulin Rouge

(Conform Editor)

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Editor: Jill Billcock
20th Century Fox

1998

The Matrix

Directors: Larry and Andy Wachowski
Editor: Zach Staenberg
Warner Brothers

1997

The Thin Red Line

Director: Terrance Malick
Editors: Leslie Jones, Saar Klein, Billy Weber
Fox 2000 Pictures

1989 - 1990
(USA)

Twin Peaks

(1st TV Series)

Director: David Lynch
Editor: Paul Trejo
Lynch / Frost Productions
Spelling Entertainment / ABC (US)

1989
(USA)

Wild at Heart

Director: David Lynch
Editor: Duwayne Dunham
Polygram / Propaganda films
Samuel Goldywn Company

1987

Dead Calm

Director: Phillip Noyce
Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce
Kennedy Miller / Warner Brothers

Selected Other Screen Industry Work - Writer / Producer

2015

Butterflies

Feature Film Script
Screen Writer

Nominated for The AWG
Monte Miller Award – Long-form

2011
(RSA)

Rainbow Warriors

Feature Film Script
Script Editor

Producer: Jacky Lourens
Get The Picture

2009
(RSA)

Crossroads

Feature Film Script
Script Editor

Writer / Director: Rayda Jacobs

2007

The French Connection

Feature Documentary
Script Editor

Writer / Director: James Marshall

1998

Champion Bullriders

Corporate promotional video
Director / Editor

For PBR Australia

1994

Rough Riders

(TV Documentary)
Executive Producer / Writer

ABC TV

Selected Non Screen Industry Work

2006 - 2007

Executive Arts Officer

Arts Upper Hunter
Roving Regional Arts Development

NSW Government

2001

Movie Muster

Australian Bush Classics - Travelling Outback Film Festival (35 mm)

Creator / Curator / Coordinator. In conjunction with
Short Film Workshops and Competition.

Sally Hunter
Maranoa Development Corporation

2001

'Blackie'

The Autobiography of Lindsay Black.
Stockman, Roughrider, Aboriginal land rights & environmental activist.

Co-Author with Lindsay Black

Non - Fiction Book
Self Published

2000

'Australian Cowboys Roughriders and Rodeo'

The History of Rodeo in Australia.

Author

Non - Fiction Book
Published by Harper Collins
2nd and 3rd Editions published by Outback Books

Education

2019 / 2020

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

MA Screen Directing

Master of Arts Screen - Directing

Various

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

Short courses:

Script Editing,
Directing the Documentary
Producer’s Offset
Director’s Toolkit
Legal Essentials for Film and TV
The Heroine’s Journey

1998 - 1992
(USA)

University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)

Sequential Program for Film and Television

1998 - 1992
(USA)

American Film Institute – Los Angeles

Various script writing, editing and directing workshops

1984/5 ish

North Sydney Technical College (TAFE)

Film Production Course