Thursday, May 19, 2016

BILLY MACKINNON - Writer Producer Editor

Billy MacKinnon has written or produced four internationally successful feature films, and script edited many more, including Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning ‘The Piano’. Among his clients are BBC films, Australian Film Commission, Joint Venture Zurich, Gaumont Paris, Scottish screen, and Jan Chapman productions, Sydney. He has garnered numerous international writing awards including best European film (Rotterdam Tiger) and best British film (Edinburgh). He has served as an academic editor in social anthropology for the Max Planck Institute and Humboldt University Berlin, and traveled and worked extensively in Australia, Europe, Africa, and Central Asia. His most recent feature film ‘Dawn’ , based on the novel by Nobel Laureate Elie Weisel, was shot in Tel Aviv and Cologne, completed in 2014, and premiered at Geneva, Washington, and Houston film festivals. In addition, he has worked as poet/songwriter for numerous performance art/dance groups in Zurich, Berlin, and Seoul. His present feature film is set in Cameroon and planned for production 2017, funded from Bern/Geneva.