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Craig Lahiff

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Name  Craig Lahiff
Role  Film director
Education  University of Adelaide

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Died  February 2, 2014, Adelaide, Australia
Children  Daland Lahiff, Sean Lahiff
Nominations  AACTA Award for Best Direction
Movies  Swerve, Heaven's Burning, Black and White, Coda, The Dreaming
Similar People  Travis McMahon, Roy Billing, David Ngoombujarra, Emma Booth, Robert Mammone


Craig Lahiff (April 23, 1947 – 2 February 2014) was an Australian film director. He grew up in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park and studied science at Adelaide University, then trained as a systems consultant before studying arts in film at Flinders University. He began working in the film industry on crews for movies such as Sunday Too Far Away and The Fourth Wish.


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After making a number of short films he directed Coda (1987) a TV movie about a serial killer. The following year he earned an AFI nomination for his feature debut Fever, which was not released to cinemas but sold widely on DVD and video and make a profit.

Lahiff died on 2 February 2014. At the time of his death he was developing two film noirs with regular producer Helen Leake as part of a film noir trilogy started by Swerve, and a biopic of General Sir John Monash with frequent collaborator Louis Nowra. He had married in 1976 but the marriage was dissolved. He had twin sons, Sean and Daland.

Select Credits

  • Labyrinth (1979) – short
  • The Coming (1981) – short
  • Coda (1987)
  • The Dreaming (1988)
  • Fever (1989)
  • Strangers (1991)
  • Ebbtide 1994)
  • Heaven's Burning (1997)
  • Black and White (2002)
  • Swerve (2011)
  • References

    Craig Lahiff Wikipedia