Warwick Young completed his Master of Screen Arts - Directing degree at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2013, during which he wrote and directed the short film Stuffed, for which he was awarded the 2013 European Union Film Award and for which Warwick was nominated for a 2014 Australian Directors Guild Award. Stuffed has also been selected for official competition in many international film festivals including the 2014 UK Film Festival where it won Best Student Film; the 2014 Sydney Film Festival, where it competed in the Dendy Award for Best Australian Short film; the 59th Valladolid International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Foreign Short Film; the 2015 Flickerfest International Film Festival; the 2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival; the 2015 39th Cleveland International Film Festival; the 2015 Down Under Berlin Film Festival for which Warwick won the New Talent Award; the Cinéma des Antipodes program at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival; was runner up for the Nicolas Baudin Prize for Best Short Film at the Recontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes program in the 2015 Saint-Tropez Film Festival; the 2016 New Filmmakers LA festival; and most recently won Best Foreign Film at the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival.
In 2012 Warwick wrote and directed the short films Reconciliation and Refuge. Reconciliation was a finalist in the 2014 Peninsula Short Film Festival. In 2007 Warwick wrote, directed and produced his first short film U-Turn, which won best comedy at the 2007 Flake International Film Festival, and screened at the 2008 Rome International Film Festival, the 2008 Big Easy Short Film Festival, the 2009 Crossroads Film Festival, the 2009 Florida Film Festival and the 2009 Shorts Film Festival. Warwick is the originating producer and script editor of the feature film Last Man which will be directed by co-writer, co-producer and acclaimed filmmaker Fred Schepisi.
Since 1995 Warwick has worked as an actor in theatre, film and television in both Australian and International productions. Before studying acting at the University of Southern Queensland, Warwick completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at Queensland Institute of Technology. Warwick has also served as an officer in the Australian Army and saw active service in Iraq in 2006. His eclectic background gives a unique perspective to his story telling.
Name: Warwick Young
Known for: Stuffed
BirthDay: 24, May ,1973