Kim Mordaunt

Writer/Director

Kim’s debut drama feature The Rocket won over 45 awards including 3 at the Berlin Film Festival (including Best Debut Feature), 3 at Tribeca (Best Feature, Best Actor & the Audience Award), the Audience Award at over a dozen film festivals (including Sydney, Melbourne & AFI Fest LA), Best Original Screenplay at the AACTA and Australian Writers’ Guild Awards and Best Director Australian Directors’ Guild Awards.

The Rocket has 97% positive critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes & has sold to over 45 countries.

Kim’s feature documentary Bomb Harvest, about an Australian bomb disposal specialist in Laos, screened 5 times on ABC TV, was released theatrically around Australia & sold to over 40 countries including Discovery HD.

Kim has directed several long-form documentaries for

television (including Speed City, Copyrites and Survival for SBS TV Australia).  Before becoming a director, Kim worked as an actor, trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) and cinematographer. He is also a graduate of the film and TV production degree BA Communications at UTS (University of Technology, Sydney).

Kim is developing the following features as Director:

– the thriller The Politics of Heroin, based on the ground-breaking book by Alfred W McCoy;

– Vietnam War drama One Crowded Hour, as writer/director, based on the best-selling book by Tim Bowden about legendary Australian combat cameraman Neil Davis with Screen Queensland and Screen Australia, with co-writers Andy Cox and John Collee (Master and Commander);

– adventure drama Pink Mist, as writer (with John Collee)  and director, with Screen Australia;

– mystery thriller The Nature of Enchantment, producer Kim Zubik (The Zookeeper’s Wife), EP Penny Marshall (Big, Awakenings) for U-Media Europe;

– historical drama The Musician, producers Su Armstrong (Good Will Hunting, Red Dog) & Brian Rosen, developed with Screen Australia for Studio Canal;

– and writing & directing a feature with Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free.

Kim is repped by RGM (Australia) & Gersh (US).

Kim on IMDb