Awards & Winners

John B. Murray

Date of Birth 1931
Place of Birth Melbourne
(Victoria, Australia, Oceania)
Nationality Australia
Profession Film Producer, Film Director
John B. Murray is an Australian filmmaker and an author best known for The Naked Bunyip. His technique of distributing that film himself was very influential in the revival of the Australian film industry in the 1970s.He was the author of a detailed handbook for the Australian Film Commission entitled DELIVERY ITEMS: A Guide for Video and Film Producers. and also Inaugural Executive Director of the Film, Radio & Television Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, during which time he established community access video centres throughout Australia. His experience in breaking the control of exhibition by the major distributors to gain outlets for The Naked Bunyip also led him, on behalf of the FR&TV Board, to create showcase cinemas for Australian films. These included The Longford and The Chauvel. The latter was incorporated in his concept that restructured the Paddington Town Hall to house a cinema, national video resource centre, video access centre and a radio station. It also included offices for the Australian Film Institute which administered the video centres and cinemas on behalf of the Film, Radio & Television Board.

Awards by John B. Murray

Check all the awards nominated and won by John B. Murray.


AACTA Award for Best Film
Honored for : Lonely Hearts

Nominations 1982 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
AACTA Award for Best Film Lonely Hearts