We are proud to welcome our first guest short film curator, Mr Nash Edgerton to Optus Flix in the Stix for our 2013 Tour. An Australian film industry heavy weight with his finger on the pulse of the freshest short films being created, Nash was the man behind the crowd favourite film on the 2012 Tour, BEAR. It seemed only fitting to invite Nash back in 2013 to share his own favourites, for an evening of the best short films on offer.
Edgerton is a true multi-hyphenate. After getting his break at 18 years old as a stunt performer, he has gone on to establish himself as a multi-award winning actor, stunt performer, editor, producer, writer and director of indisputable talent.
Back in 1996 Edgerton made his short film directorial debut with Loaded, a year which also marked the beginnings of the film collective Blue Tongue Films, formed with his brother Joel Edgerton and friend Kieran Darcy-Smith. A year later Nash began amassing his collection of awards, taking out the top prize at Tropfest and heading straight to the Sundance Film Festival with Deadline and he’s since directed 8 multi-award winning short films including Fuel, Lucky, Spider and last year’s Optus Flix in the Stix audience favourite Bear. What we’re saying is that this guy knows his way around a good short film, which is why we’ve asked him to choose his favourites for you.
Recently he’s been splitting his time between Australia and the US, working on The Great Gatsby, Kieran Darcy-Smith’s Wish You Were Here and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring as well as directing music videos for The Hilltop Hoods, Bob Dylan, and The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, all in between going through submissions and deciding on his personal best picks for inclusion in the program for next year’s Optus Flix in the Stix.
We'll also have another exciting announcement soon on a short film to premiere at Optus Flix in the Stix, 2013.