Michael McLennan

Michael McLennan is a Sydney-based writer/director/producer/editor. His films as director are The Highwayman, Strangely Dim, Go Quickly, Why We Trade, Magpie and Small Things. His short film Go Quickly was awarded the Best Film at the 2007 Australia-Japan Student Film Forum, and was commended by the Dendy Film Awards in 2006. Other credits include a range of assignments as producer, editor (Rapt, Still, TGIF), sound designer (Augustine Confessions), director of photography (Liminal, Carry Me Home), and music editor (the feature film Penelopa). Since 2008, he has served as supervisor in the thesis film program at Sydney Film School, and also lectures in sound design and music for film. He is the only graduate of the school to have twice won the prestigious Chairman's Award, for the films The Highwayman and Go Quickly. In 2009, he founded the Secret Film Society, production cooperative of Sydney Film School students that went on to make 10 short films.  In 2010, his short film Small Things premiered at the Zagreb One Take Film Festival.