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Warwick Thornton

Australie

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Cinéaste australien.

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Warwick Thornton is an Australian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. His debut feature film, Samson and Delilah won the Caméra d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Thornton was born and raised in Alice Springs. His mother, Freda Glynn, co-founded, and was the first Director of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), and was the Director of Imparja Television for its first 10 years and, for a time, she was the only female chair of a television network in the world. In 1993 she, together with Philip Batty, won the ,000 international prize in communications, the McLuhan Teleglobe Canada Award.
At 13, Thornton was sent to live at Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia, Western Australia.
One of his sisters, Erica Glynn, is also a well-known film writer and director.
His brother, Scott Thornton, is an actor who played the role of Gonzo in Samson and Delilah (2009 film).

He graduated in cinematography from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

More on WIKIPEDIA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick_Thornton