One of Australia’s most sought after directors is coming to the Sydney Drama School for a one day intensive on August 16th!

Tony has recently wrapped shooting on HBO Asia’s second original series Grace and is coming home to Australia before he gears up for his next project.

Take the chance to work closely with one of Australia’s finest. See the filming process from the director’s point of view. Learn what Tony’s looking for in a great actor. See the methods he uses to draw out the best performance possible and showcase your own talent in a studio environment.

Tony’s credits include G.P.Lockie LeonardCrowniesLove is a Four Letter Word, the cult American Sci-Fi series Farscape and all six incarnations of the critically acclaimed Underbelly series. He was the set up director on both Underbelly and Mrs Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.


DATE: Saturday 16th August

TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm

COST: $395

($295 for all SDS students enrolled in Term 4 or Term 5 that have paid in full.) 

(Payment details will be emailed to you upon enrolment.)


Tony Tilse (IMDB)

Listed in 2006 as one of Australia’s top ten directors by Encore Magazine – decided by an independent panel of industry practitioners, which put him in the company of Baz Luhrmann, Rowan Woods and Phillip Noyce, in  2010 the Australian Directors Guild also recognised Tony with The Michael Carson Award for Excellence in TV Drama.
With a long list of television credits including GPCorrelli, Fallen Angels, Love Is A Four Letter Word, Big Sky, All Saints, Crashburn, The Cooks, Blue Water High, Police Rescue, City Homicide, and the miniseries A Difficult Woman, which won a Silver Medal at the New York Television Festival, Tony Tilse is undoubtedly one of Australia’s leading directors.  His other credits include Postcard Bandit, Go Big, Temptation, Small Claims – The Reunion, Murder In The Outback, Scorched, A Model Daughter – The Caroline Byrne Story and the soon to be released Panic At Rock Island as well as working on all four seasons of the cult American Sci-Fi series Farscape.

Co-producer and set up director of the television series Lockie Leonard, which received an AFI and TV Week Logie Award as well as a BAFTA nomination, more recently Tony was also setup director for the multi-award winning Screentime series Underbelly and the ever popular Mrs Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Last year Tony directed the first ABC / HBO collaboration Serangoon Rd. He has recently finished shooting on HBO Asia’s second original series Grace.


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