Wayne Blair

Wayne Blair

Highest Rated: 91% The Sapphires (2012)

Lowest Rated: 19% Dirty Dancing (2017)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1971

Birthplace: Taree, New South Wales, Australia

Born in Taree, Australia, Wayne Blair was raised on sports, and only came to the arts after attending college in Brisbane to study business and marketing. After getting his marketing degree, Blair completed a three-year acting program at Queensland University of Technology. As an actor, Blair appeared in a number of Australian productions in both film and television, although the projects rarely received attention outside of his native land. His first onscreen appearance was in "The Tower" (1997), a TV movie, then appearances in "Wildside" (ABC, 1997-99) and "All Saints" (The Seven Network, 1998-2009), both Australian TV series. In 1998 Blair began to explore directing, when he was among the first filmmakers to be mentored under the Metro Screen Indigenous Mentor Scheme. After writing and directing a few short films, Blair got his first professional directing experience with two Australian children's series "Lockie Leonard" (Nine Network, 2007-2010) and "Double Trouble" (Nine Network, 2008). 2012 was an extremely busy and productive year for Blair. He appeared in the Australian feature "Wish You Were Here" (2012) which received a US and international release, as did Blair's first feature film, "The Sapphires" (2012) based on a play which included Blair in its original cast. The film, about an indigenous musical group who entertained troops in Vietnam, premiered at Cannes and was enthusiastically received. In 2012, Blair also began writing, directing, and acting on the show "Redfern Now" (ABC, 2012-2015), a drama that takes place in the largely indigenous Sydney suburb of Redfern. Blair's second film "Septembers of Shiraz" premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 78% Top End Wedding Director - 2019
89% No Score Yet Emu Runner Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emu Runner Jay Jay (Character) - 2018
19% 16% Dirty Dancing Director - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3000 Executive Producer - 2016
31% 45% Septembers of Shiraz Director - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nulla Nulla Black Cop (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 40% The Broken Shore Bobby Walshe (Character) - 2013
91% 76% The Sapphires Director $2.4M 2012
72% 49% Wish You Were Here Willis (Character) $45.3K 2012
70% 37% X Bob (Character) - 2011
85% 69% Blessed James Parker (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 43% Mullet James (Character) - 2000

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet SeaChange Riley Bolt (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squinters Gary (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bite Club Director 2018
100% 66% Mystery Road Larry Dime (Character) 2018
86% 89% Cleverman Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Dancing Director 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gods of Wheat Street Director 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redfern Now Aaron Davis (Character) 2012-2013

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