John Hillcoat

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John Hillcoat
John Hillcoat.jpg
John Hillcoat at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for the premiere of The Road
Born1961 (age 52–53)
Queensland, Australia
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, music video director
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This article is about the Australian writer and director. For Scottish footballer, see John Hillcoat (footballer).
John Hillcoat
John Hillcoat.jpg
John Hillcoat at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for the premiere of The Road
Born1961 (age 52–53)
Queensland, Australia
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, music video director

John Hillcoat (born 1961) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and music video director.

Early life[edit]

Hillcoat was born in Queensland, Australia, and was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As a child, his paintings were featured in the Art Gallery of Hamilton.


Hillcoat has repeatedly worked with Nick Cave and also the band Depeche Mode. He has also featured actor Guy Pearce multiple times in his works. His film The Road, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, and was released in the U.S. in November 2009. His 2012 film, Lawless, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2] Hillcoat's next film, Triple Nine, is currently scheduled for a release in 2015. [3]



1985The INXS: Swing and Other StoriesDocumentary of the band INXS
1988Ghosts... of the Civil DeadWriter
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Achievement in Production Design
1996To Have & to HoldStorywriter
1997Alleys and MotorwaysDocumentary of the band Bush
2001Digital Hardcore VideosDocumentary
2005The PropositionAustralian Film Institute Awards for Best Cinematography
Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Costume Design
Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Original Music Score
Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Production Design
2009The Road
2010Red Dead Redemption: The Man from BlackwaterShort machinima film to promote the game Red Dead Redemption
2015Triple NineFilming

Music videos[edit]

1991Crowded House"Chocolate Cake"
1995Siouxsie and the Banshees"O Baby"
1995Siouxsie and the Banshees"Stargazer"
1996Manic Street Preachers"Australia"
1997Bush"Personal Holloway"
1998Placebo"You Don't Care About Us"
1998Therapy?"Church of Noise"
1998Neil Finn"Sinner"
1998Therapy?"Lonely, Cryin', Only"
1999Suede"Can't Get Enough"
1999James"Just Like Fred Astaire"
1999HIM"Join Me in Death"
2000Chicane"No Ordinary Morning"
2000Einstürzende Neubauten"Sabrina"
2001HIM"In Joy and Sorrow"
2001Depeche Mode"I Feel Loved"
2001Depeche Mode"Freelove"
2002Depeche Mode"Goodnight Lovers"
2002Gemma Hayes"Hanging Around"
2002Manic Street Preachers"There by the Grace of God"
2003Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds"Babe, I'm on Fire"
2003AFI"Silver and Cold"
2003Muse"Time Is Running Out"
2007Grinderman"No Pussy Blues"
2010Grinderman"Heathen Child"
2010Unkle"The Answer"
2012How to Destroy Angels"Ice Age"
2013Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds"Jubilee Street"
2014Johnny Cash"She Used To Love Me A Lot"

Awards and nominations[edit]

1989Australian Film InstituteBest Original ScreenplayGhosts... of the Civil DeadNominated
1996Verona Love Screens Film FestivalBest FilmTo Have & to HoldNominated
2005Australian Film InstituteBest DirectorThe PropositionNominated
2005Film Critics Circle of AustraliaBest DirectorThe PropositionNominated
2005Inside Film AwardsBest Feature FilmThe PropositionWon
2005Inside Film AwardsBest DirectorThe PropositionNominated
2009Venice Film FestivalGolden LionThe RoadNominated


  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  3. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike. "Open Road Acquires Domestic On ‘Triple Nine;’ Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast". Deadline. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 

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