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John Hillcoat (born 1960) is an Australian-Canadian film director, screenwriter, and music video director.

Early life

Hillcoat was born in Queensland, Australia, and was raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As a child, his paintings were featured in the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He attended Sir. John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, and was enrolled in the Special Art Program. He was active with the McMaster University Film Board most notably producing an animated short titled "The Finger".


Hillcoat has often worked with Nick Cave, the band Depeche Mode, and actor Guy Pearce. The Road, his adaptation of the novel by Cormac McCarthy, premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, and was released in the U.S. in November 2009. His 2012 film, Lawless, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2] Hillcoat's film, Triple 9 was released in 2016.[3] In 2017, he directed "Crocodile", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[4]



Year Film Notes
1985 The INXS: Swing and Other Stories Documentary of the band INXS
1988 Ghosts... of the Civil Dead Australian Film Institute Award for Best Achievement in Production Design
1996 To Have & to Hold Australian Film Institute Nominee for Best Achievement in Sound
Australian Film Institute Nominee for Best Achievement in Production Design
2001 Digital Hardcore Videos Documentary
2005 The Proposition Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Costume Design
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Original Music Score
Australian Film Institute Award for Best Production Design
2009 The Road Distributed by The Weinstein Company
2010 Red Dead Redemption: The Man from Blackwater Short machinima film to promote the game Red Dead Redemption
2012 Lawless Distributed by The Weinstein Company
2016 Triple 9 Distributed by Open Road Films

Music videos

Year Artist Song
1989 Elvis Costello "Veronica"
1991 Crowded House "Chocolate Cake"
1993 Herbert Grönemeyer "Chaos"
1993 Herbert Grönemeyer "Land unter"
1994 Frente! "Bizarre Love Triangle"
1995 Siouxsie and the Banshees "O Baby"
1995 Siouxsie and the Banshees "Stargazer"
1996 Manic Street Preachers "Australia"
1997 Bush "Personal Holloway"
1997 Mansun "She Makes My Nose Bleed"
1998 Placebo "You Don't Care About Us"
1998 Therapy? "Church of Noise"
1998 Neil Finn "Sinner"
1998 Therapy? "Lonely, Cryin', Only"
1999 Suede "Can't Get Enough"
1999 James "Just Like Fred Astaire"
1999 HIM "Join Me in Death"
2000 Chicane "No Ordinary Morning"
2000 Einstürzende Neubauten "Sabrina"
2001 HIM "In Joy and Sorrow"
2001 Depeche Mode "I Feel Loved"
2001 Depeche Mode "Freelove"
2002 Depeche Mode "Goodnight Lovers"
2002 Gemma Hayes "Hanging Around"
2002 Manic Street Preachers "There by the Grace of God"
2003 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "Babe, I'm on Fire"
2003 AFI "Silver and Cold"
2003 Muse "Time Is Running Out"
2007 Maroon 5 "Makes Me Wonder"
2007 Grinderman "No Pussy Blues"
2010 Grinderman "Heathen Child"
2010 Unkle "The Answer"
2012 How to Destroy Angels "Ice Age"
2013 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "Jubilee Street"
2013 Bob Dylan "Visions of Johanna"
2014 Johnny Cash "She Used to Love Me a Lot"
2016 Massive Attack "The Spoils"


Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
1989 Australian Film Institute Best Original Screenplay Ghosts... of the Civil Dead Nominated
1996 Verona Love Screens Film Festival Best Film To Have & to Hold Nominated
2005 Australian Film Institute Best Director The Proposition Nominated
2005 Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Director The Proposition Nominated
2005 Inside Film Awards Best Feature Film The Proposition Won
2005 Inside Film Awards Best Director The Proposition Nominated
2009 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion The Road Nominated
2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'or Lawless Nominated


  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  2. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike. "Open Road Acquires Domestic On 'Triple Nine;' Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast". Deadline. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Haring, Bruce (August 25, 2017). "'Black Mirror': Season 4 Cast & Episode Info, Teaser Trailer Released By Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved August 25, 2017.

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