CO-WRITER / PRODUCER
Courtin-Wilson’s debut feature documentary Chasing Buddha premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000 and won best documentary
at the IF Awards and the Sydney International Film Festival. It ran for 8 weeks at both the Valhalla in Sydney and the Nova in Melbourne and had event screenings hosted by Popcorn Taxi.
In 2009 Amiel’s short lm Cicada was selected to screen in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. On the back of this, Courtin- Wilson’s rst dramatic feature lm Hail was the rst Australian lm in ten years to screen at the Venice International Film Festival, in 2011. Hail went on
to win e Age Critics Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2012 and was named best Australian Film of 2012 by esteemed international lm critic Adrian Martin.
Amiel’s follow up lm Ruin premiered at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize. It screened at festivals around the world winning awards including Best Direction
at Fantaspoa Film Festival, Best Cinematography at 2Morrow Film Festival in Moscow, Best Editing at the Asia Paci c Film Festival in Macau and Best Cinematography and Best Film at the Sopot International Film Festival.
With an exciting cross-over into museum screenings and special events to maximise the lm’s impact, Ruin screened at ACMI, Golden Age Cinema, Dark Mofo at MONA, e MCA in Sydney, as well as GOMA in Queensland with a special live score by Oren Ambarchi.
Courtin-Wilson has had experience
in Australian theatrical release with Chasing Buddha in 2000, Bastardy in 2009, as well as co-distributing Hail in 2012, and Ruin in 2016 with Madman Entertainment, thanks to the generous support of Screen Australia.