BIOGRAPHY

Lachlan is currently working as a freelance writer, director and editor, whilst developing a slate of feature film projects. Recently he directed BIG CITY for Open Channel’s 'Raw Nerve' Initiative, which enjoyed its World Premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival as part of the prestigious Accelerator Program.

During his time as Drama Development Manager at The Film Company, Lachlan edited numerous television commercials, associate produced the highly successful Australian family comedy ODDBALL, and helped attract development funding for Rachel Griffiths' debut feature film. He previously worked at WTFN ENTERTAINMENT as a Shooter-Producer on various television programs including National Geographic’s highest rating show of 2015, ODDBALL: THE NATURE OF A MOVIE.

In 2013 Lachlan wrote, directed and produced the feature film, REVERSE RUNNER, which was Executive Produced by Hollywood director Stephen Herek (THE MIGHTY DUCKS, 101 DALMATIANS). The comedy connected with rural audiences and screened theatrically at nine cinemas, becoming the highest grossing film of 2013 at one provincial location where it enjoyed a ten-week season. Pinnacle Films distributed the film domestically on all home entertainment platforms and Bondi Rights Management facilitated the North American release.

Lachlan graduated from Swinburne University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Film & TV (Honours First Class). At film school he wrote and directed ANDREW AND BEC’S SKYDIVING VIDEO, which won the 'Director’s Heart Award' at Colorado Film Festival, 'Best Drama' at WorldFest-Houston and 'Best Director' at Swinburne’s 2010 Graduate Screening. He also wrote and directed the sitcom pilot, PAPER PLANES, starring Mark Mitchell, Jenna Rosenow (NEIGHBOURS) and Andrew Faulkner (KIDS’ WB), winning him the 'Best Director' award at Swinburne's 2009 Graduate Screening. His 1st year short, GAME, won the international online ‘Filmaka’ competition with a cash prize of $1,000.

Dubbed one of 10 “Up-And-Coming Screenwriters from Down Under” by Raindance Film Festival, Lachlan has written eight feature screenplays including: an adaptation of one of Enid Blyton’s beloved children’s book series; a white-knuckle thriller set against the backdrop of Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires; and a comedy based on an iconic Olympian.

Lachlan is a member of the Australian Director’s Guild.


Lachlan really knows what he's doing, his work is really quite spectacular.

Geoffrey Rush, juror of Hamish & Andy's Copy Cat Film Festival


AWARDS & HONOURS

MIFF Accelerator Participant - 2016

Winner of the Raw Nerve Short Film Initiative; a joint venture between Screen Australia and Open Channel - 2015

Highest Grossing Film at Colac Cinemas - 2013

Highest Grossing Opening Weekend at Colac Cinemas - 2013

Winner 'Young Business Achiever' Colac Otway Business Awards - 2013

Guest Speaker at Open Channel Framed ‘What’s Next’ Session - 2013

‘Gold Remi’ at WorldFest-Houston - 2012

‘Best Director’ at Swinburne Graduate Awards (Honours) - 2011

‘Director’s Heart Award’ at Colorado International Film Festival - 2011

‘Best Director’ at Swinburne Graduate Awards (Bachelor) - 2010

Winner of Filmaka Festival - 2007

Australian Student Prize for academic excellence (500 awarded nationally) - 2006