Running Free: Directing Comedy 101

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Is directing an art form or a skill? Or a bit of both? Acclaimed comedy director Jonathan Brough (The Family Law, Rosehaven) breaks down several scenes to show you exactly how to get the best from the script and your actors. 

Hosted by Denise Eriksen from Media Mentors.

Running Free is presented in partnership between ACMI and Media Mentors.

About Jonathon Brough

Jonathan Brough

Jonathan is an Aotearoa/New Zealand-born director of film & television, based in Melbourne, Australia. With over 20 years of professional experience, his work has screened at the Cannes, Edinburgh, Hof, Slamdance, Berlin (Interfilm) and Sydney Film Festivals, and screened internationally on Comedy Central, SundanceTV, BBC and Netflix. 
His work on the hit ABC comedy Rosehaven won him the 'Best Direction of a TV Comedy' award at the Australian Directors' Guild Awards in 2018. He won the same award in 2016 for his work on Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, and sitcom The Family Law, receiving two nominations – including Best Comedy' – at the 2016 AACTA awards. His recent project Ronny Chieng: International Student (featuring Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng), is currently screening on Comedy Central (US/Can) and Netflix.

Jonathan is also VP (Television) of the Australian Director’s Guild.