Zak Hilditch

Director | Jury Member

Zak is a native of Perth, Western Australia and studied film at Curtin University. In 2013 his feature These Final Hours premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, picking up The Age critics prize for best film before later going onto its international premiere in the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. 2017 saw the release of his first US-based film, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella 1922 starring Thomas Jane, which was a Netflix original. 2019 saw the release of his follow up, another Netflix original titled Rattlesnake, making Hilditch the first and only Australian to solely write and direct two exclusively Netflix original films. Hilditch is represented by Thruline and WME in the US.