Born in New Zealand, Dominik moved to Australia at the age of two. He attended
Melbourne’s prestigious Swinburne School of Film and Television, where he produced
two short films – Andrew and Love in Vain – both of which premiered at the Melbourne
International Film Festival. Writer-director Andrew Dominik has produced three critically
celebrated feature films, the first of which, Chopper, based on the life of Australian
criminal Mark “Chopper” Read, made an international movie star out of former standup
comic and sketch artist Eric Bana. It was awarded Best Director, Best Actor and Best
Supporting Actor by the Australian Film Institute and received the Critics and Grand Jury
Prizes from the Cognac Film Festival.
Among his influential fans was Brad Pitt, who subsequently starred in Dominik’s “The
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” and as a hit-man in his “Killing
Them Softly,” based on a novel by George V. Higgins. The former was nominated for the
Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and received Academy Award nominations for
Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins) and Best Supporting Actor (Casey Affleck), and
the latter premiered in competition at Cannes.
Andrew has just wrapped the Apple campaign “Behind the Mac” and is currently
directing two episodes of Fincher’s critically acclaimed Netflix drama “Mindhunter”.