Bruce Redman

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Dr Bruce Redman
Born Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation academic, filmmaker, TV commercial director, media director, editor-in-chief

Bruce Redman is an Australian academic, filmmaker, film critic, media relations director and radio personality, and is based in Brisbane, Queensland.

He holds a PhD in Media from The University of Queensland. His area of study was in the area of Guerrilla Documentary production.

Redman was born in Melbourne on 25 April and lived in Bulleen and Templestowe before moving to Brisbane in the 1970s. After his schooling at Everton Park State High School he studied Teaching at QUT majoring in music and photography.

After teaching for three years he began work at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a trainee where he learnt film, television and radio skills over three years. After working as an editor and sound recordist on ABC Current Affairs such as Nationwide and the 7.30 Report and ABC documentaries, Redman worked for Education Queensland as a producer/director/writer of documentary programs for teachers and students.[citation needed]

The opening of the Warner Brother's Movie World Studios saw Redman working on the International TV series Mission Impossible as a Production Manager and First Assistant Director of 2nd Unit before he started a career as First Assistant Director on several feature films and TV drama series.[citation needed]

He spent five years shooting TV commercials all over Australia and also in the USA and parts of Asia. He made over 300 TVC's. He produced the feature film "city loop" in 1999 which screened at Toronto International Film Festival in 2000 as well as NHK Sundance, Mumbai and Sydney Film Festivals. "city loop" was released theatrically through Dendy Films.

Redman wrote, produced and directed the short film "Seed" in 2000 and it has been awarded numerous Australian and International awards. In 2005 he made the highly acclaimed observational documentary Family First – A Federal Crusade for ABC-TV. Redman has taught at Bond University, QUT and Griffith University. He taught at the School of Journalism and Communication for five years at the University of Queensland.[citation needed]


  • Family First – A Federal Crusade (2005), producer / director / writer / DOP – ABC Documentary
  • Up and Down (Horem Padem)(2004), line producer (Australia) International Feature Film Dir: Jan Hřebejk
  • Big Brother (2001–02), producer / director / writer – Reality TV Series
  • Seed (2000), producer / director / writer – Short Film
  • City Loop (1999), producer – Feature Film
  • Black Man Down (Sand to Celluloid) (1995), producer
  • Something Wicked (1992), producer / director
  • Broken Highway (1992), first assistant director
  • Animal Park (1991), first assistant director
  • Dead Sleep (1990), first assistant director
  • Bloodmoon (1989), first assistant director


  • Bruce Redman on IMDb
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