Nadia Tass receives American Cinematheque retrospective

Australian director Nadia Tass, director of Malcolm, The Big Steal and last year’s Matching Jack will see a retrospective of her work at the American Cinematheque in LA. Tass’s the forthcoming film stars Harvey Keitel and is tentatively titled Fatal Honeymoon, due in theatres in 2013, distributed by Pinnacle.

The announcement:

Australian director Nadia Tass is to be honoured with a major retrospective of her work at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles during August.

The retrospective will screen four of Tass’ most acclaimed films – Malcolm, The Big Steal, Amy and Matching Jack.

Amongst the many honours in her illustrious career, Nadia Tass won multiple Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Director and Best Film Awards for Malcolm. She and filmmaking partner,David Parker, shared the Byron Kennedy Award in 1986 for their contribution to Australian cinema.  Amy received 23 international awards including Best Film at the Paris Film Festival (1999), Grand Prix de Cinecole at Cannes Film Festival (1999), Grand Prix Cannes Junior (1999) and the Humanitarian Award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.  Last year, Tass won Best Director at the Milan International Film Festival, for Matching Jack, where the film also received Best Film and Best Screenplay awards. It also won Cannes Cinephile Grand Prix in 2011.

Nadia’s work in the US includes Pure Luck for Universal Studios, The Miracle Worker for Disney, Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story for Disney, Undercover Christmas for CBS Network, Samantha: An American Girl Holiday , and Felicity: An American Girl Adventure  for Julia Roberts’ company Red Om and Warner Bros.

Nadia just completed work on her most recent film.  Currently with the working title Fatal Honeymoon, it stars Harvey Keitel and is to be released theatrically in Australia in early 2013 by Pinnacle Films, and in the US by Lifetime in late August 2012.

In October this year Nadia will direct the musical Promises Promises, which will have its Australian premiere at the Victorian State Theatre. She then begins work on the UK film The Hunt For Sister Edith – the story of Edith Stein, to shoot in Budapest with Producer Timothy Haas.

Source: press release

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