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Bill Bennett is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australien born on 1953

Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett
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Nationality Australie
Birth 1953 (67 years)

Bill Bennett (born 1953) is an Australian film director, producer and screenwriter.

Bennett has directed 16 films since 1983. His film Backlash was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival. Three years later his film Malpractice would be screened in the same section at the 1989 festival.

He is currently working on the thriller film Defiant, on honor killings, to be shot in India. His films have been nominated for more than 40 Australain Film Institute Awards, and Bennett has personally received 12 nominations for writing, producing or directing. He won AFI awards for Best Film and Best Director for his thriller, Kiss or Kill. He has had three major international retrospectives, in the US, Germany and India. International prizes include Best Picture, Crystal Globe, at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Best Picture at the Italian Film Noir festival, Critics Prize at the Taormina Film Festival, and audience winner at Palm Springs Film Festival.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Creative Industries (Screen Studies) at Queensland University of Technology.

Usually with

Max Cullen
Max Cullen
(4 films)
Chris Haywood
Chris Haywood
(3 films)
Bob Ellis
Bob Ellis
(2 films)
Mike Starr
Mike Starr
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bill Bennett (17 films)

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Actor

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, 2h3
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper
Roles District 13 Engineer
Rating66% 3.3028253.3028253.3028253.3028253.302825
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an independent district isolated from the rest of Panem that has been spearheading the rebellion, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the "Mockingjay"—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their "hearts and minds" strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor's Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin's Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued and pardoned at the earliest opportunity, and that her sister, Prim, will be allowed to keep her cat.

Director

Uninhabited, 1h33
Directed by Bill Bennett
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Rating43% 2.157232.157232.157232.157232.15723
Marine biology student Beth and Harry are a young couple seeking a distinctive holiday trip, and they spend ten days on a deserted and idyllic coral island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, recording many of their adventures with a camcorder. The first two days manifest that they are not alone and the island has a disturbing history. Haunted by a presence, they find an abandoned grave next to an old shack, the latter which has an old drawing and seven tally marks inside on the wall. When Beth and Harry sift through their camera, they discover they were filmed sleeping. Alarmed, Beth wants to leave, but Harry intends to stay, believing kids are playing pranks. They sight fishermen on a boat with guns and later realize that the grave has been remodeled, now decorated with red coral, with a wooden cross embedded at the head of the grave that reads "Coral" on it.
Tempted
Tempted (2001)
, 1h35
Directed by Bill Bennett
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors Peter Facinelli, Burt Reynolds, Saffron Burrows, Eric Mabius, Mike Starr, George DiCenzo
Rating55% 2.7529552.7529552.7529552.7529552.752955
A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Kiss or Kill, 1h36
Directed by Bill Bennett
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Frances O'Connor, Matt Day, Andrew Gilbert, Chris Haywood, Max Cullen, Barry Otto
Rating61% 3.0978053.0978053.0978053.0978053.097805
Kiss or Kill opens with a woman off camera explaining how she has difficulty trusting people, especially men, because of things she saw when she was young. This comment introduces a prologue in which a little girl watches helplessly as a man, presumably her father, appears at the door, douses her mother with petrol and sets her alight.
Two If by Sea, 1h36
Directed by Bill Bennett
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sandra Bullock, Stephen Dillane, Denis Leary, Yaphet Kotto, Mike Starr, Tracey Cherelle Jones
Rating53% 2.650212.650212.650212.650212.65021
Leary plays the role of a petty thief who steals a $4,000,000 masterpiece painting. Bullock plays his girlfriend who works as a cashier. She befriends the potential buyer of the painting played by Dillane on an island. After being captured by FBI Agent O'Malley played by Kotto at the fish factory she discovers her new friend is actually an art thief.
Mortgage
Mortgage (1990)
, 1h38
Directed by Bill Bennett
Actors Doris Younane, Andrew Gilbert, Bob Ellis, Ben Oxenbould
Rating70% 3.5022153.5022153.5022153.5022153.502215
Dave and Tina Dodd want to buy a house. They make a contract with shifty John Napper who suggests builder George Shooks.
Malpractice, 1h34
Directed by Bill Bennett
Actors Dorothy Alison
Rating58% 2.931292.931292.931292.931292.93129
A child is born with brain damage and the mother decides to sue the doctor for malpractice.
Backlash
Backlash (1987)
, 1h29
Directed by Bill Bennett
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors David Argue, Gia Carides
Rating57% 2.8773752.8773752.8773752.8773752.877375
Police officers Trevor Darling (David Argue) and Nikki Iceton (Gia Carides) escort a young Aboriginal woman Kath (Lydia Miller) to the New South Wales outback to stand trial. After getting stranded in the desert a bond grows between them. By the time they are rescued, both Nikki and Trevor believe Kath is innocent.
Jilted
Jilted (1987)
, 1h29
Directed by Bill Bennett
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Moir, Tina Bursill, Steve Jacobs
Rating71% 3.5587353.5587353.5587353.5587353.558735
Two people who have had disastrous love affairs meet on a tropical island resort.
A Street to Die, 1h31
Directed by Bill Bennett
Actors Chris Haywood, Peter Hehir, Pat Evison
Rating69% 3.4732353.4732353.4732353.4732353.473235
Colin Turner (Chris Haywood), a Vietnam War veteran, blames Agent Orange for his cancer, and sues for compensation.

Scriptwriter

Uninhabited, 1h33
Directed by Bill Bennett
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Roles Writer
Rating43% 2.157232.157232.157232.157232.15723
Marine biology student Beth and Harry are a young couple seeking a distinctive holiday trip, and they spend ten days on a deserted and idyllic coral island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, recording many of their adventures with a camcorder. The first two days manifest that they are not alone and the island has a disturbing history. Haunted by a presence, they find an abandoned grave next to an old shack, the latter which has an old drawing and seven tally marks inside on the wall. When Beth and Harry sift through their camera, they discover they were filmed sleeping. Alarmed, Beth wants to leave, but Harry intends to stay, believing kids are playing pranks. They sight fishermen on a boat with guns and later realize that the grave has been remodeled, now decorated with red coral, with a wooden cross embedded at the head of the grave that reads "Coral" on it.