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Name  Husein Alicajic
Role  Filmmaker
Movies  Beginnings

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Husein Alicajic is an Australian filmmaker who writes and directs for film and television, known for award-winning commercials for Foxtel.


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Born in Sydney, Australia to a Bosnian father and a Scottish mother, Alicajic attended Newington College (1983–88). He attained degrees in Economics (Hons), Philosophy and Communications before deciding to become a filmmaker.


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With director Alex Proyas, Alicajic created a pre-trailer for the 20th Century Fox film I, Robot. In 2008, while with Aritmetic, Alicajic produced a campaign for Foxtel, winning a gold Promax Award. In 2009 he moved from Aritmetic and joined Photoplay.

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Alicajic collaborated with UK writer Jeff Noon on his IF award-winning script Divine Shadows, which is currently in pre-production for shooting to begin in 2010. As part of a two-picture deal Alicajic has also signed to direct the AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship winning feature screenplay The Secret Boy.

Partial filmography

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  • The Red Room (1997)
  • Beginnings (2002)
  • Still Life (2005/IV)
  • Harry the Hunchback (2005)
  • Aquamarine (2006)
  • Awards and nominations

  • 2002, Won Dendy Award for 'Best Short Film' Beginnings at the Sydney Film Festival
  • 2005, Won Inside Film Award for 'Best Unproduced Screenplay' Divine Shadows.
  • 2008, Won Promax Award for 'Best in Show Gold' for his Foxtel Summer campaign
  • 2009, Won Golden Trailer Award for 'Best Unproduced Movie Trailer'
  • 2011, Won New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films for 'Best Direction' Gold World Medal
  • 2015, Won Best Ads for 'Best TV Campaign' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony
  • 2016, Highly Commended Australian Directors Guild Award for 'Best Direction in a TV Commercial'
  • 2016, Short List Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for 'Film Craft' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony
  • 2016, Short List Clio Awards for 'Film Technique' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony
  • 2016, Won Ciclope Festival Silver for 'Adapted Music' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony'
  • 2017, Nominated Australian Directors Guild Award for 'Best Direction of Commercial Content'
  • 2017, Silver AWARD Award for 'Film & Video - Charity' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony'
  • 2017, Finalist New York Festivals For the Worlds Best Advertising for PSA 'MND Australia: The Fading Symphony'
  • References

    Husein Alicajic Wikipedia