Our next spotlight director is George Miller, director of both the MAD MAX franchise and creator of the popular children’s movies BABE and HAPPY FEET.
Surprisingly, George started out as a doctor and spent his off time creating short experimental films. He actually raised the money to create MAD MAX by working as an emergency room doctor. MAD MAX (1979) is an action packed post-apocalyptic movie starring Mel Gibson having two instalments in the series. George went on to direct LORENZO’S OIL (1992), a film about parents trying to find a cure for their son who has been diagnosed with an incurable disease. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. He went on to create BABE (1995) and BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (1998). In 2007 George won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for HAPPY FEET, a children’s movie about a dancing penguin in Antarctica.
Over 30 years have passed since MAD MAX was first released in theaters and it is returning to the screen with the fourth installment. Starring Tom Hardy instead of Mel Gibson, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD will be released on May 15, 2015. We are looking forward to this action-packed film and be sure to check it out!