Photoplay director Husein Alicajic is one of six
directors to be nominated at the Australian Director's Guild awards for
outstanding Australian directors. For a third year running, he is
nominated in the Best Direction of Commercial Content category for
Continental 'Synchronicity' with the winner announced in May.
the connection between the farming practices of Continental and the
farmers working hand in hand with nature, the global spot, via
303MullenLowe Sydney, took Alicajic to rural Queensland where he filmed
on real working farms.
On the recent recognition, Alicajic says: "It's a special thing to
belong to a community of storytellers and it's especially good when
those people respond well to your work. You don't always get to compare
notes with your peers, so I consider a nod from the ADG to be a great
The acknowledgement comes off the back of last year's ADG commercial category nomination for Samsung 'Make Your Mark
- a campaign that celebrates discovering the wonder in everyday
moments. The previous year he received a Highly Commended in the same
category for Officeworks: Let Their Amazing Out
other recent achievements include directing empowering Australian Unity
spot, 'Your Body', along with a colourful Taubman's campaign 'Let's Go
Paint' and 'Be Transformed', an elegantly choreographed piece for the
Sydney Dance Company.
With a passion for bold visuals and a
signatory flare for visual effects, Alicajic's work has been honoured at
Cannes, Clio, Ciclope, New York Festivals, PROMAX BDA and AWARD. He has
recently come on board to direct a true crime Australian feature film
based on the life of boxer Dean Waters, and is currently developing a
country and western biopic feature film in The States.
To view Husein Alicajic's reel click here