Mark Hartley is a multiple ARIA award winning and AFI award winning filmmaker.
In 2008 his highly acclaimed debut feature, “Not Quite Hollywood” – featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Barry Humphries and Quentin Tarantino – was selected as opening night film of the Melbourne International Film Festival before having a 50 print Australian theatrical release through Madman Entertainment.
At the 2008 Australian Film Institute Awards “Not Quite Hollywood” won Best Documentary and Hartley was awarded the inaugural “AFI Documentary Trailblazer” award. He also received an AFI nomination for Best Editing.
“Not Quite Hollywood” also won both the 2009 Filmink award and the Film Critics Circle Association (FCCA) award for Best Documentary – voted by a national body of professional film critics in Australia.
Prior to embarking on “Not Quite Hollywood”, Hartley was Australia’s busiest music video maker, directing over 150 promos for local and international artists… read more
One of the most entertaining documentaries I’ve seen, it showcases many films that you may or may not have heard about but will definitely want to check out. I new nothing about the Australian film… read review
A rollicking good time of a documentary manages to capture the over-the-top energy of the best grindhouse exploitation films by telling the even more outrageous stories behind the making of them. Great… read review
A fun rollicking, No holds barred documentary about the Australian film industry from the beginning in the sixties to it’s peak during the 70’s and 80’s which produced more exploitation type movies… read review