Jeremy Sims

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Jeremy is a director, producer and writer of film, television and theatre.

Jeremy is currently directing the Australian remake of the Icelandic film RAMS, starring Sam Neil, Michael Caton and produced by Western Australian based company WBMC.

Earlier this year Jeremy completed his feature documentary WAYNE; the story of motorcycle champion Wayne Gardner, produced by Matthew Metcalf and selected for the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Jeremy produced, directed and co-wrote the film adaptation LAST CAB TO DARWIN which had its world premiere at Sydney Film Festival in June 2015 and also screened at Toronto International Film Festival 2015. It opened nationally in August 2015 with Icon Films distributing, to a box office of $7.5m. The film was nominated for eight AACTA awards including Best Director and won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film stars Michael Caton and Jackie Weaver.

Jeremy directed feature film BENEATH HILL 60 in 2010, starring Brendan Cowell and Bella Heathcote. It was nominated for 11 AFI awards and won one for the Best Young Actor Harrison Gilbertson. Jeremy was nominated for Best Director at the AFI awards, the ADG Awards, the IF Awards and the Film Critics Circle of Australia awards for this film.

LAST TRAIN TO FREO (2006) was Sims’s first feature film as a director/producer. It continued his artistic association with Reg Cribb who wrote the film and the original play. It was nominated for three AFI awards (including Best Actor in a Leading role for Steve Le Marquand) and has sold well internationally.

Jeremy has directed not only for film but for television. Notably for the Channel 9 hit series DOCTOR DOCTOR, A PLACE TO CALL HOME for Seven/FOXTEL as well as RESCUE SPECIAL OPS for Channel 7.

Jeremy has also directed at The Sydney Theatre Company as a freelance director; his productions there include Neil LaBute’s THE SHAPE OF THINGS and a world premiere of a Tony McNamara comedy, THE UNLIKELY PROSPECT OF HAPPINESS.

Jeremy is Artistic Director of Pork Chop Productions, a company he founded in 1995, and through which he has directed and produced classic and original theatrical works nationally. Jeremy has a long-standing interest in developing new Australian works many of which the Sydney Opera House has co-produced. Their theatrical production, LAST CAB TO DARWIN written by Reg Cribb, won many awards and toured metro and regional centres playing to large houses in 2003 and 2004.

Jeremy has had a successful and acclaimed career as an actor: working in film (he received an AFI award ‘Best actor’ nomination for IDIOT BOX); on television (he has several Logie and AFI ‘best actor’ nominations, winning for AFTERSTOCKS in 1996), and; on stage, where his reputation as one of Australia’s greatest actors has been built playing roles like CYRANO DE BERGERAC and HAMLET to national acclaim.