Emmy and Golden Globe winning film and television producer Nathan Ross will join the SCREEN FOREVER stellar international keynote line up after completing back to back work on HBO’s Sharp Objects and Series 2 of Big Little Lies.
Since shifting from agent to screen producer in 2010, he has barely paused.
Screen Producers Australia and event partner Film Victoria are thrilled to have Ross at SCREEN FOREVER to share his insights and recent experience working on groundbreaking film and TV projects which have raised the bar for high end dramatic storytelling for screen.
“Nathan Ross is a rare producer that has traversed the big and small screen whilst retaining the authenticity of a bold cinematic vision. We trust that his incredible run working with some of Australia’s most trailblazing and innovative producing, acting and writing talent will expand during his visit to SCREEN FOREVER,” said Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner.
Ross opened 2018 by launching Crazyrose, a full service production company with long time producing partner and director Jean-Marc Vallée.
Crazyrose’s remit is to develop, finance and produce original content across film, TV and documentaries and has secured a first-look deal with Endeavor Content owned offshoot, Bloom.
“We are thrilled to have formed Crazyrose and be partnered with Bloom. Bloom totally speak our language of ‘artist first’ enhancing our notion that commerce and art can exist effectively and not be compromised. Our hope is to foster character driven stories and something seemingly unique and unprecedented in the marketplace that we and other filmmakers can take advantage of,” Ross said.
Both Ross and Vallée, who have been working together for over 12 years, started their careers in film switching to TV as executive producers on HBO’s Big Little Lies, which picked up eight Emmy awards, including best director for Vallée and a few Golden Globes. Their next TV project, Sharp Objects continues to exude all the hallmarks of their cinematic pedigree.
The duo first met when Ross worked as an agent at ICM. He left ICM in 2010 to work on their first film, Dallas Buyers Club, which was nominated for six Oscars.
Ross’s work is testament to his belief that the shift in medium does not equate to an erosion of big screen production values. His track record gratifyingly puts strong female characters written by strong female writers at the heart of his projects. From Wild’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed autobiography to the Big Little Lies adaptation of Australia’s own best seller Liane Moriarty, to the Sharp Objects rendering of Gillian Flynn’s novel.
Nathan Ross will appear exclusively at SCREEN FOREVER 2018 across 20 – 22 November at Melbourne’s Crown Conference Centre.