Kim Mordaunt Director & Writer
Kim is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, who is currently developing films with Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free.
The Rocket, which Kim wrote and directed, was a festival smash, winning over 45 awards including three at the Berlin Film Festival (Best Debut Feature, Crystal Bear, Amnesty International Prize), three at Tribeca (Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, the Audience Award), the Audience Award at over ten festivals including Sydney, Melbourne and AFI Fest LA, Best Original Screenplay at the AACTA and Australian Writers’ Guild and Best Director at the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards. It was selected for Sundance Film Forward, has 97% “Fresh” critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes and sold to over 40 countries including theatrical release in US and UK.
He recently directed (with Michael Rymer and Anna Kokkinos) the 6x1 hour drama series Fires for Matchbox Pictures for ABC and NBC Universal, created by Belinda Chayko (Emmy winner for Safe Habour) and Tony Ayres (Stateless), EP Liz Watts (The King), starring Sam Worthington (Avatar), Anna Torv (Mindhunter) and Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects). It won the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts) Award for Best Miniseries and will screen on NBC in 2022.
In 2021 Kim directed (with Jocelyn Moorhouse) the 8x1 hour drama series Wakefield, for Jungle Entertainment for ABC (Aust), BBC Worldwide & Showtime. It is currently screening on ABC iview (Australia) and Showtime (US) and received 5-star reviews, being named the Best Australian Drama of 2021 by The Guardian. It was nominated for 8 AACTA Awards including Best Drama Series and Kim as Best Director.
End of 2022, Kim will direct a soon-to-be announced feature starring Idris Elba, produced by Idris and his company Green Door and Kim Zubick (Togo, The Zookeeper’s Wife).
Kim is also director on the upcoming drama/thriller feature Wildlands, which he wrote with John Collee (Master and Commander), starring Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, The Danish Girl) with Tom Hardy’s company Hardy Son & Baker and HanWay Films, producers Sylvia Wilczynski, Dean Baker (Taboo) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Mad Max Fury Road).
He is currently writing (and will direct) the family/fantasy film Monster Nanny for Scott Free Productions, producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Bladerunner).
Before becoming a director, Kim worked as an actor, trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) and cinematographer. He is a graduate of the screen production degree at UTS, Sydney.
He also directed documentaries, including feature documentary Bomb Harvest which was theatrically released around Australia and on ABC and was called “absolutely stunning”, “wildly entertaining, breathlessly tense” and “incredibly powerful” by Australia’s critics. It sold to TV in over 35 countries.
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) and RGM (Australia).
Kim on IMDB