TJ Power
Actor / Creative / Directing / Writing
Creative

Bio

WRITER / DIRECTOR

TJ is a screen writer & director from Sydney, Australia. After graduating from the acting course at WAAPA, he began his career in film in front of the camera, starring alongside Julia Roberts & Javier Bardem in Eat Pray Love, & with Chris O’Dowd in the hit film The Sapphires. He received an AACTA nomination for his performance in Josh Lawson’s comedy, The Little Death. His TV credits include the Channel Ten/Netflix hit series, Offspring, TNT’s Major Crimes & CBS’s Criminal Minds.

A passion for working behind the camera was discovered by accident when (while backstage during a theatre run) he made two improvised mockumentaries of a bit player preparing for his big break. (One of these was subsequently posted for publicity purposes on the theatre company’s social media sites!)

TJ’s official directorial debut was in 2017 with the farcical comedy, Your Call is Important to Us. Shot over two days in Melbourne with some of Australia’s best comedic talent, ‘Your Call’ premiered in competition at the Academy accredited, FLICKERFEST. Since its premiere, ‘Your Call’ has been invited to screen in numerous festivals around the world & has picked up Best Film, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Screenplay & Audience Choice awards to name a few.

His next short film, The Bus to Birra Birra, shot in the picturesque town of Gundagai in regional NSW, explores the universal struggle to break out of the life we are born into as it follows an ambitious woman fighting to forge a future for herself, who meets an ex-con desperate to escape his past. It has been awarded Best Short, Best Director & Audience choice so far in its short festival run.

TJ is currently developing feature scripts & short form comedy with the objective to make film that is engaging, relatable & above all, entertaining. He hopes his work can “make us feel a little lighter, fear a little less, & love a little more.”

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Reviews

    WINNER
    Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival
    Best Script
    Screener's Choice
    Best Australian Film
    Your Call is Important to Us

    WINNER
    San Diego International Film Festival
    Audience Award
    Best Short Film
    Your Call is Important to Us

    WINNER
    Sherman Oaks Film Festival
    Outstanding Screen Play/Short Film
    Filmmakers Award

    Your Call is Important to Us

    WINNER
    Sherman Oaks Film Festival
    Best Short Film
    Best Director (Shortfilm)
    Grand Jury Award
    Your Call is Important to Us

    WINNER
    Gold Coast Film Festival
    Best Short Film
    Audience Choice
    Bus to Birra Birra