Wayne Blair is an acclaimed film, television and theatre director, writer, actor and producer. Wayne’s debut hit feature film, The Sapphires, a musical comedy, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. The film has since played at festivals including Telluride, Toronto, Aspen, Zurich and Hamburg, earning him worldwide recognition.The Sapphires was the highest grossing Australian film of 2012 and won eleven AACTA Awards, including Best Director and Best Film.
In 2013 Wayne directed Septembers Of Shiraz, which featured at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and opened the San Diego Film Festival, with an impressive award winning cast including Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody.
In 2015 Wayne co-produced and directed Cleverman – an innovative six-part futuristic action drama for US network ABC-TV, starring Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor and Deborah Mailman. Wayne recently completed production on Love Child and Cleverman Season 2, in 2016 he completed work on the TV remake of the iconic film Dirty Dancing for Lionsgate TV/ABC US network, starring Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland and Debra Messing.