Kim Mordaunt Director & Writer
The Rocket, Kim’s debut drama feature as writer/director, won over 45 awards including Best Debut Feature, the Amnesty International Prize and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor and the Audience Award at Tribeca, the Audience Award at over a dozen film festivals including Sydney, Melbourne and AFI Fest LA, Best Original Screenplay Australian Writers’ Guild and AACTA Awards and Australian Directors Guild Best Director.
It was selected for Sundance Film Forward, has 97% “Fresh” critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes and has sold to over 40 countries.
Kim has recently completed the 8x1 hour drama series Wakefield as director with Jocelyn Moorhouse, produced by Jungle Entertainment for ABC/BBC Studios, created by Kristen Dunphy, which premiered April 2021 on ABC to rave reviews. He is currently in production directing the drama series Fires, EPs Belinda Chayko (Safe Harbour), Tony Ayres (Stateless) and Liz Watts (Animals Kingdom, The King).
Kim is developing the following as director:
- thriller romance Wildlands, writers Kim Mordaunt and John Collee (Master and Commander, Hotel Mumbai), producers Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Dunkirk, Mad Max Fury Road), Dean Baker (Taboo) and Sylvia Wilczynski with Hardy Son & Baker and HanWay, starring Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, The Danish Girl, The Old Guard).
- One Crowded Hour, based on the best-selling book by Tim Bowden, writers Kim Mordaunt and John Collee, with producer Todd Fellman.
- the 8x1hour drama series Chasing the Dragon based on the ground-breaking book The Politics of Heroin by Alfred McCoy, with EQ Media;
- family fantasy film Monster Nanny with Animal Logic Entertainment (Peter Rabbit) and Scott Free, producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, The Martian).
Kim has also directed long-form award-winning documentaries for ABC TV, SBS TV, Lonely Planet and Discovery, including Bomb Harvest, theatrically released around Australia and called “absolutely stunning”, “wildly entertaining, breathlessly tense”, and “the best movie I’ve seen this year” by Australia’s film critics.
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 screen production degree at UTS (Sydney).
Kim's mother was Indian Mauritian and his father English. His extended family are Indian Mauritian, Fijian Indian, Indonesian, Chinese, English and Polish.
Kim is repped by Gersh US (David Gersh & Sandra Lucchesi) and RGM Australia (Jennifer Naughton).
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