Resident Mad Kid, Henry Inglis, has won an Australian Directors Guild Award (ADG) for Small Town Hackers! This was Henry’s first ADG award and first nomination. Released online in 2017, Small Town Hackers is our 6-part comedy-mystery series commissioned by US digital studio, Above Average.
The ADG Awards are the only opportunity for Australian directors and their work to be acknowledged by their directing peers. The Awards recognise excellence in the craft and art of directing, as well as acknowledging individual contributions by Australian Screen Directors to film, television, documentary, animation and interactive media.
Fellow Mad Kids Lauren Elliott and Joel Gray joined Henry in Melbourne for the black-tie ceremony, which took place on Friday 4 May at the Sofitel Hotel. Henry was in great company with other award winners including Simon Baker for his WA-shot feature film debut Breath, Fiona Banks for Wentworth and Mustangs FC and Jonathan Brough for Rosehaven. The awards were hosted by Susie Youssef and presenters included acclaimed Australian actors Kat Stewart, Damian Walshe-Howling, Pia Miranda and Xavier Samuel.