Born, Australia. Co-founder of Bazmark Inq., Baz writes, produces and directs films, opera, theatre, music, multi-media, events. Graduated from NIDA
Lake Lost (1988; Green Room Award – Best Director), La bohème (1990; MO Award for Operatic Performance of the Year), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Green Room Award – Best Director; Sydney Theatre Critics Circle – Best Director; Critic’s Prize, Edinburgh Festival)
Co-wrote/directed Strictly Ballroom (1992; 3 BAFTAs; 8 AFIs; Prix de la Jeunesse, Cannes; 1 Golden Globe nomination). Produced, co-wrote, directed William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet (1996; 4 BAFTAs; 4 Berlin Film Festival Awards; 1 Oscar nomination), Moulin Rouge (2001; 3 Golden Globes; 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, winning 2). Produced and directed La Bohème on Broadway (2002; winner of 3 Tony Awards). Produced, co-wrote, directed Australia (2008; 1 Academy Award nomination; 2 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards; 3 Satellite Awards; 4 AFI Awards), the second highest-grossing Australian film of all time.