Mark Joffe

Mark Joffe is one of Australia's leading film and television directors, having directed six feature films to critical acclaim and commercial success and over one hundred and twenty hours of quality television drama. Mark's features include The Man Who Sued God (starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis); the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Cosi (starring Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Ben Mendelsohn, David Wenham and Jacki Weaver) and the multi-award-winning Spotswood (starring Anthony Hopkins and Toni Collette, in her first role) both for Miramax; and for Working Title, The Matchmaker (starring Janeane Garofalo). The Man Who Sued God was an international hit achieved No.1 over consecutive weeks and grossed over $8.5 million at the Australian box office. Mark directed the feature film Grievous Bodily Harm (earning Best Film and Best Director nominations at the Australian Film Industry (AFI) Awards); and the children's short feature Boy Soldiers which was nominated for an International Emmy and won the Liv Ullmann Peace Prize, Chicago Children's Film Festival.

In 2016 - 2018 Mark directed multiple episodes for the renowned and top rating Jack Irish mini-series for the ABC, starring Guy Pearce. He directed the mini-series House of Bond, the Nine Network's signature drama event for 2017; and the House of Hancock starring Sam Neill, screening to huge ratings and critical plaudits and receiving an ADG Best Director nomination.

Mark received his first award for the first mini-series he directed - Great Bookie Robbery  winning the AFI Best Mini-Series and Best Director.Other television work includes the BBC Worldwide telefeature Dripping in Chocolate(nominated Most Outstanding Drama 2013 ASTRA Awards), the popular mini-series A Place to Call Home Mark has also directed numerous rock film clips, documentaries and further mini-series.

Mark's most recent film is the feature documentary Working Class Boy which he both directed and produced (with leading Australian production house CJZ). Based on the childhood of Australia's greatest rock star, Jimmy Barnes, the film was released by Universal Pictures in August 2018, receiving unprecedented critical acclaim and achieving the biggest box office opening for an Australian documentary in cinema history.


In 1987 Joffe won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Direction in Television for The Great Bookie Robbery. In 1991 he won the Peace Prize at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival[1] for More Winners: Boy Soldiers. In 1992 he was nominated for the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for Spotswood.


Feature films

See also


  1. IMDb - Awards for Mark Joffe

Mark Joffe on IMDb

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