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About the Film

“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Academy Award® nominee DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond,” “Aviator”) plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Joel Edgerton and Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) as Tom and Daisy Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.

Oscar® nominee Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”) directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald’s book. Luhrmann produces, along with Catherine Martin, Catherine Knapman, Lucy Fisher and Academy Award® winner Douglas Wick (“Gladiator”). The executive producers are Academy Award® winner Barrie M. Osborne (“Lord of the Rings – Return of the King”) and Bruce Berman.

Two-time Academy Award®-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin (“Moulin Rouge!”) also designs with the director. The editors are Jason Ballantine, Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond, and the director of photography is Simon Duggan.

The film will be distributed in 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Carey Mulligan
  • Isla Fisher
  • Elizabeth Debicki
  • Joel Edgerton

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO (Jay Gatsby) is an award-winning actor and a three-time Academy Award® nominee.  DiCaprio most recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's film “Django Unchained,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for his work. Prior to “Django Unchained,” he starred in the title role in “J. Edgar” under the direction of Clint Eastwood. He received Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for his work in the film. Additionally, he starred in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster “Inception,” and Martin Scorsese’s dramatic thriller “Shutter Island.”  DiCaprio recently completed filming "The Wolf of Wall Street," his fifth film under the direction of Scorsese, due out later this year.

DiCaprio earned his latest Oscar® nod in 2007 for his performance in Edward Zwick’s drama “Blood Diamond,” also receiving Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award® nominations for his work in the film.  That same year, he garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG Award® nominations for his role in the Oscar®-winning Best Picture “The Departed,” directed by Scorsese.  He also shared in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as a member of the ensemble cast of “The Departed.”

He previously earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in Scorsese’s acclaimed 2004 biopic “The Aviator.” DiCaprio’s portrayal of Howard Hughes in that film also brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as Critics’ Choice and BAFTA Award nominations.  He was also honored with two SAG Award® nominations, one for Best Actor and another for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as part of the “The Aviator” cast.

In addition to his acting work, DiCaprio launched his own production company, Appian Way.  Under the Appian Way banner, he wrote, produced and narrated the acclaimed environmentally themed documentary “The 11th Hour.” Among Appian Way’s other productions are the aforementioned “Shutter Island” and “The Aviator,” as well as “The Ides of March,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Orphan,” “Public Enemies” and the soon to be released “Out of the Furnace,” starring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson, and “Runner, Runner,” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck.

Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14.  His breakthrough feature film role came in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 screen adaptation of Tobias Wolff’s autobiographical drama “This Boy’s Life.”  That same year, he co-starred in Lasse Hallström’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” earning his first Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as a mentally handicapped young man.  In addition, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award for his work in the film.

In 1995, DiCaprio had starring roles in three very different films, beginning with Sam Raimi’s Western “The Quick and the Dead.”  He also garnered praise for his performance as drug addict Jim Carroll in the harrowing drama “The Basketball Diaries,” and for his portrayal of disturbed pansexual poet Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s “Total Eclipse.”  The following year, DiCaprio starred in Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary screen adaptation of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.  He also joined an all-star ensemble cast in “Marvin’s Room,” sharing in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance.

In 1997, DiCaprio starred opposite Kate Winslet in the blockbuster “Titanic,” for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.  The film shattered every box office record on its way to winning 11 Oscars®, including Best Picture.  His subsequent film work includes dual roles in “The Man in the Iron Mask”; “The Beach”; Woody Allen’s “Celebrity”; Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can,” receiving a Golden Globe nomination; “Gangs of New York,” his first film for director Martin Scorsese; Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies”; and Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” which reunited DiCaprio with Winslet and brought him his seventh Golden Globe nomination.

DiCaprio is well known for his dedication to the environment on a global scale, producing creative projects such as the documentary “11th Hour,” spearheading numerous public awareness campaigns, and launching The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.   DiCaprio serves on the boards of World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.

TOBEY MAGUIRE (Nick Carraway) continues to garner both critical and commercial success in a career renowned for the actor’s ability to deliver standout performances in both big budget blockbusters as well as thought-provoking independents.

Maguire most recently appeared in Jacob Aaron Estes’ dark comedy film “The Details,” opposite Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Banks.  He will next be seen with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet in the drama “Labor Day,” from director Jason Reitman, set for release this year.

Maguire has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the business.  His credits include a riveting performance in Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman, for which he received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination in 2010; Gary Ross’ “Seabiscuit,” which received seven Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture; and a stirring performance in Lasse Hallström’s “The Cider House Rules,” which also received seven Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture.

In 2007, Maguire reunited with director Sam Raimi for “Spider-Man 3,” which then held the record for the second-biggest opening weekend (domestic and worldwide) of all time as well as becoming the number one highest grossing film of 2007.  In addition, the franchise is one of the most successful in film history, with a total worldwide box office of approximately 2.5 billion dollars.

Maguire’s other credits include Steven Soderbergh’s period drama “The Good German,” opposite George Clooney and Cate Blanchett; Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys,” in which Maguire starred opposite Michael Douglas; Ang Lee’s “Ride with the Devil” and critically acclaimed “The Ice Storm”; Gary Ross’ “Pleasantville,” opposite Reese Witherspoon; Terry Gilliam’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”; Woody Allen’s literary satire “Deconstructing Harry”; and his breakthrough in Griffin Dunne’s 1996 Academy Award®-nominated short “Duke of Groove.”

Under his Material Pictures banner, Maguire has also produced a number of films, including last year’s “Rock of Ages,” starring Tom Cruise, as well as “Country Strong,” written and directed by Shana Feste and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.  Among the company’s many projects currently in development are the Steven Knight-scripted “Pawn Sacrifice,” which tells the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky; “Good People,” starring James Franco and to be directed by Henrik Ruben Genz; “Z For Zachariah,” to be directed by Craig Zobel; and “Robotech,” a sprawling sci-fi epic based on the popular television series, which Nic Mathieu is set to direct. The company will also produce an animal trafficking film project with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Tom Hardy’s Executive Options.  In addition, Material Pictures will produce the sci-fi feature “5th Wave,” alongside GK Films, and “Cardboard,” an adaptation of Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel.  Maguire’s first outing as a producer was the big-screen adaptation of David Benioff's novel The 25th Hour.  The critically acclaimed film was directed by Spike Lee and stars Edward Norton.

CAREY MULLIGAN (Daisy Buchanan) is an Academy Award®-nominated actress who received a Best Actress nod for her work in “An Education.”  Her performance also earned her a BAFTA Award, a British Independent Film Award, the London Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year, the National Board of Review Award, and nominations for both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)® Awards. Written by Nick Hornby and directed by Lone Scherfig, “An Education” made its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.  Set in 1961 England, the film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina and Rosamund Pike.

Mulligan was most recently seen in 2011’s “Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender, and “Drive,” opposite Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston and Oscar Isaac, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and based on the James Sallis novel.  Her performances in both films won her the Hollywood Film Award for Supporting Actress of the Year, as well as several other prestigious nominations.  She stars again with Isaac and Justin Timberlake, in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a drama set in the world of New York’s folk music scene during the 1960s.

In September 2010, Mulligan starred in “Never Let Me Go,” based on the award-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, opposite Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley and under the direction of Mark Romanek.  The film was featured at the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.  Mulligan also won a 2010 British Independent Film Award in the category of Best Actress for her performance in the film.

Also in September 2010, Mulligan appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” the sequel to the 1987 film “Wall Street.”  The film premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2010.

Mulligan’s additional film credits include “Public Enemies,” “The Greatest,” “Brothers,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “And When Did You Last See Your Father?” with Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth.

On the stage, Mulligan starred in the Atlantic Theater Company’s 2011 production of “Through a Glass Darkly,” based on the Academy Award®-winning Ingmar Bergman film, adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton.  The play ran an eight-week limited engagement off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop, and garnered her critical acclaim.  It marked Mulligan’s return to the New York stage, following her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.

ISLA FISHER (Myrtle Wilson) will soon be seen in the upcoming thriller from Louis Leterrier, “Now You See Me,” alongside Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo, followed by a comedy based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and also starring Jennifer Aniston and Tim Robbins.

She was most recently seen with Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson in the comedy “Bachelorette,” and has lent her voice to several films as well, including “Rise of the Guardians”; Gore Verbinski’s “Rango,” with Johnny Depp; and “Horton Hears a Who!” with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.  Her additional feature acting credits include John Landis’s black comedy “Burke and Hare”; the title role in P.J. Hogan’s “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” based on the best-selling book series by Sophie Kinsella; the romantic comedy “Definitely, Maybe,” with Ryan Reynolds; “Hot Rod,” with Andy Samberg; “The Lookout,” written and directed by Scott Frank and also starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels; Michael Ian Black’s “Wedding Daze,” with Jason Biggs; David O. Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees”; and “Scooby-Doo.”  She is perhaps most widely recognized for her critically acclaimed performance as Vince Vaughn’s off-kilter love interest in the blockbuster comedy “The Wedding Crashers.”

On the small screen, Fisher will next be seen in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed TV series “Arrested Development,” which premieres on May 26th on Netflix.  She previously starred in the scripted/improvisation TV series “Pilot Season,” with comedic actors David Cross, Andy Dick and Sarah Silverman.

Born in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, Fisher’s family moved to the city of Perth in Western Australia when she was a young girl.  At the age of nine, she was already appearing in commercials broadcast on Australian television, and soon became known for her role on the popular soap “Home and Away,” which also helped launch the careers of fellow Aussies Guy Pearce, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger.  While working on the series, Fisher also found time to write and release two best-selling teen-themed novels.

ELIZABETH DEBICKI (Jordan Baker) made her feature film debut in the Australian comedy “A Few Best Men," directed by Stephan Elliot.

A 2010 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Debicki appeared on the stage in several productions there, including “The Black Sequin Dress,” “Ghetto,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” in which she played the role of Beatrice. In 2011, she starred in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of “The Gift,” and this June she will star on stage in her Sydney Theatre Company debut, in “The Maids,” alongside Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert.

JOEL EDGERTON (Tom Buchanan) most recently appeared in the highly acclaimed, award-winning drama “Zero Dark Thirty,” from director Kathryn Bigelow.  In the same year, he also starred opposite Jennifer Garner in Peter Hedges’ “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”  In June, Edgerton will star in the Sundance Film Festival drama “Wish You Were Here,” under the direction of fellow Australian Kieran Darcy-Smith in his feature directorial debut.

Edgerton has worked with Darcy-Smith before, acting alongside him in the crime drama “Animal Kingdom,” from director David Michôd.  Edgerton was honored with an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.  The film received the World Cinema Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and was also awarded the AFI Awards for Best Film and Member’s Choice.

Edgerton is currently in production on “Jane Got a Gun,” reteaming him with director Gavin O’Connor in the old-west, revenge drama alongside Natalie Portman.  Edgerton first worked with Gavin O’Connor in “Warrior,” the critically acclaimed story of an estranged family set in the world of mixed-martial arts, with Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy.  That same year, Edgerton shared the screen with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in “The Thing,” a prequel to the John Carpenter cult classic.  His other film credits include “The Square,” directed by his brother Nash Edgerton; the Australian feature “Acolytes”; “Whisper,” with Josh Holloway”; the crime thriller “Smokin’ Aces”; the drag comedy “Kinky Boots”; and George Lucas’s “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.”  He also lent his voice to the animated feature “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” from Zack Snyder, and the Academy Award®-nominated animated short “The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello,” performing the title role.

In 2009, he starred as Stanley Kowalski, alongside Cate Blanchett’s Blanche DuBois, in the Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”  The pair also performed the play to sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center in November of that year, followed by a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in December.

Edgerton attended the Nepean Drama School in western Sydney before moving on to various stage productions, most notably at the Sydney Theatre Company—“Blackrock,” “Third World Blues” and “Love for Love”—and the Bell Shakespeare, where he appeared in “Henry IV.”  On Australian television, he is known for playing the role of Will in the long-running series “The Secret Life of Us,” for which he was nominated for an AFI Award.

  • Baz Luhrmann
  • Craig Pearce
  • Anton Monsted
  • Catherine Martin

BAZ LUHRMANN (Director/Producer/Screenwriter) has captured popular and critical imagination internationally with a diverse range of commercially successful projects in film, opera, theatre, music, multi-media and events. As the founder and director of Bazmark.Inq. and subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music, the huge commercial success of Luhrmann’s projects reveals an instinctual ability to anticipate audience tastes, and to tap into the spirit of the times.

Lurhmann’s most recent film, “Australia,” was the first to be produced as part of his planned trilogy of epic works.  The sweeping historic drama garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Luhrmann’s wife and creative partner, Catherine Martin, and also marked Luhrmann’s third collaboration with Nicole Kidman, who starred in his previous film, “Moulin Rouge!”

“Moulin Rouge!,” which also starred Ewan McGregor, was developed, co-written, produced and directed by Luhrmann, opened the Cannes Film Festival in May 2001 and went on to open in the number-one position in the UK, France, Australia and Switzerland. Worldwide theatrical sales surpassed $170 million and the film has been showered with many prestigious awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, National Board of Review and Producers Guild of America Film of the Year Awards, and two Academy Awards® for production and costume designer Catherine Martin. The film garnered six additional Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture. Luhrmann also received BAFTA Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director. He was also the executive producer of the film’s two soundtrack albums, which went multi-platinum and have sold over six million copies worldwide.

Luhrmann is also renowned for his audacious adaptation of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Luhrmann co-wrote the screenplay, directed and produced the international box office hit.  The film opened in the number-one position in the U.S., grossing over $140 million worldwide and garnering numerous awards, including four BAFTA Awards, including Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay; two Berlin Film Festival Awards, again for Best Direction; a Golden Bear Best Actor Award for Leonardo DiCaprio; and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Art Direction for Catherine Martin.  The soundtrack albums, executive produced by Luhrmann, went triple platinum in the U.S and have sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” followed the international success of Luhrmann’s film debut, “Strictly Ballroom.”  Grossing more than $80 million at the box office, “Strictly Ballroom” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Prix de la Jeunesse and a special mention for the Camera D’Or before going on to win numerous other international awards, including three BAFTA Awards and eight Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards.

The feature film “Strictly Ballroom” evolved out of a play that Luhrmann conceived, co-wrote, staged and directed while studying to be an actor at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). The play, which also began Luhrmann’s long-term collaboration with writer Craig Pearce, was to have several further award-winning stage incarnations, including a first run during Luhrmann’s stint as Artistic Director of the experimental theatre company Six Years Old (for the Sydney Theatre Company), before eventually becoming a hugely successful film in 1992.

After NIDA, in between incarnations of “Strictly Ballroom,” Luhrmann served as the Artistic Director of another experimental theatre group, the Ra Project for the Australian Opera, where he created the critically acclaimed opera “Lake Lost” with composer Felix Meagher. This production marked the beginning of his collaboration with designer Catherine Martin.  “Lake Lost” was followed by “Dance Hall,” a large-scale musical event staged by Luhrmann and Martin at the Sydney Town Hall. Several more original and classic operas followed, including their highly acclaimed 1990 production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” for the Australian Opera, which was awarded an MO for Operatic Performance of the Year. The production was completely re-staged in 2002 and opened to enormous critical acclaim on Broadway. “Baz Luhrmann’s Production of Puccini’s La Bohème on Broadway” was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Revival and Best Director for Luhrmann, and won for the ensemble cast, set design and lighting. After more than 200 performances, the opera toured to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in January 2004 for a limited engagement and was nominated for seven Ovation Awards, winning for ensemble cast, set design, lighting and sound.

Luhrmann has also staged his interpretation of Benjamin Britten’s version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set in colonial India, for the Australian Opera. After successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, the production went on to win the Critics’ Prize at the Edinburgh Festival. Also that year, Luhrmann, Martin and Bill Marron served as guest editors for a signature edition of Vogue Australia featuring Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue.

It was after “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” that Luhrmann set up his Sydney-based company Bazmark.Inq. and began working on his concept album “Something For Everybody.” The album featured the hit song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen,” which entered the UK charts at No. 1 and went gold in the U.S., receiving extensive breakout radio play.

Under the direction of Catherine Martin, Bazmark then produced acclaimed Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan’s 1998 Autumn/Winter Collection at the Louvre in Paris. The Bazmark Live team followed this up by conceiving and designing the streetscape for Fox Studios Australia’s backlot, producing as part of this the show “Lights Camera Chaos,” written and directed by celebrated Australian theatre director Barrie Kosky.

Most recently, Luhrmann conceived, produced and directed a groundbreaking worldwide cinema and TV campaign for Chanel Nº5 perfume, which featured his “Moulin Rouge!” star Nicole Kidman and Brazilian rising star Rodrigo Santoro. The campaign received the U.S. Cinema Advertising Council Award for Top National Spot.

CRAIG PEARCE (Screenplay) is a graduate of Australia’s premiere theater school, The National Institute of Dramatic Art.  In 1991, he and Baz Luhrmann co-wrote the screenplay for the enormously successful feature film “Strictly Ballroom,” which won eight Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Screenplay, and was nominated for five BAFTA Awards, including Best Screenplay.  It also won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Script Writing.

In 1994, Pearce and Luhrmann adapted William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for the screen.  The film, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, broke box-office records for Shakespeare films worldwide.  Among its many nominations and awards, the film won the Alfred Bauer Prize and the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and three BAFTA Awards, including Best Screenplay – Adapted.  Pearce and Luhrmann also co-wrote the screenplay for “Moulin Rouge!”  The film was in competition at—and opened—the Cannes Film Festival.  The film’s many accolades include winning two National Board of Review Awards, including Best Film; nine Golden Satellite Awards, with a nomination for Best Screenplay, Original; three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy; a Grammy Award; five Australian Film Institute Awards; two AFI Film Awards; and numerous others throughout the world.  It was also nominated for twelve BAFTA Awards, including Best Screenplay – Original, nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.

Pearce recently co-wrote the screenplay for director Burr Steers’ drama “Charlie St. Cloud,” starring Zac Efron, and has a number of film projects in development, including “The Power of the Dark Crystal,” with the Jim Henson Company. He and Luhrmann are currently working on a live stage musical of “Strictly Ballroom.”

Pearce is also developing “The Maid,” an epic television series about Joan of Arc, and is creator and executive producer of “Will,” a television series about young Will Shakespeare which will premiere August 2014 on Pivot TV, the new cable network from Participant Media.

ANTON MONSTED (Executive Music Supervisor / Co-producer) has worked on three previous Baz Luhrmann films: “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “Australia.” Following the success of “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” Monsted went on to head up Luhrmann’s music company, Bazmark Music, and in 1997 collaborated with Luhrmann on the enormously successful “Something for Everybody” album, which included the hit song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen.”

Monsted continued his collaboration with Luhrmann on “Moulin Rouge!” serving as the music supervisor and executive music producer both for the film and the two soundtrack albums. He was also the executive producer of the director’s “Chanel Nº5: The Film” global campaign, starring Nicole Kidman. He also served as executive music supervisor for the film and soundtrack for “Australia,” earning a Satellite Award nomination for Best Original Song for “By the Boab Tree.”  In addition to those duties, Monsted also produced the film’s behind-the-scenes and EPK footage.

Between 2004 and 2006, Monsted focused on music direction for live events, producing the music for dozens of Australian fashion shows, product launches, sporting events, venue openings and television season launches.  The culmination of this period of work came with the Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th birthday event in March 2007, where his sound design was experienced by nearly a million bridge walkers.

Monsted was most recently a producer on Baz Luhrmann’s series of eight short films at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the Costume Institute’s 2012 exhibition, “Impossible Conversations: Prada and Schiaparelli.”

CATHERINE MARTIN (Producer / Costume and Production Designer) has collaborated with Baz Luhrmann, director and visualist, on the distinctive look of all his films and theatre productions for over 20 years. Along with Luhrmann, Martin is a partner in Bazmark Inq, which includes subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music, and is one of the world’s most innovative producers of film, theatre and entertainment.

Martin began collaborating with Luhrmann during her final year at NIDA, when she was hired by Luhrmann's experimental theatre company to design his production of Lake Lost for the Australian Opera. This earned Martin and colleague Angus Strathie a Victorian Green Room Award for Best Design.

Since then, Martin has designed almost all of Luhrmann’s subsequent productions, including Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” for which she won the Sydney Theatre Critics’ Circle Award for Best Opera Design, and a version of Puccini’s opera “La Bohéme,” set in 1957. The latter went on to open on Broadway in 2002 to critical acclaim and won Martin the coveted Tony Award for Production Design.

1992 saw Martin’s film debut with Luhrmann on the hugely successful “Strictly Ballroom.” Her design on this film earned her Best Production Design and Best Costume Design at both the BAFTA and AFI Awards.

She followed this success in 1996 with “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” also directed by Luhrmann, for which she was awarded another BAFTA Award for Best Production Design and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Art Direction.

In 2001, Martin won two Academy Awards®, for Costume Design and Art Direction, for her work on “Moulin Rouge!” as well as AFI Awards for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Production Design, among numerous others.

Martin was Production and Costume Designer and Co-Producer of Luhrmann’s epic “Australia” in 2008. The film starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman and earned Martin an Academy Award® Nomination for Costume Design.

Martin’s other projects with Luhrmann include guest editing the first signature edition of Vogue Australia (January, 1994) and designing the look of 2004’s lavish “Chanel Nº5: The Film,” a global campaign starring Nicole Kidman, in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld.

Aside from her work with Luhrmann, Martin has her own creative homewares business with Designer Rugs and Mokum. These rugs, fabrics and wall coverings are an expression of her personal and distinctive aesthetic and style. Some of these pieces are featured in the film and have also been used at The Plaza in New York and several of Tiffany & Co’s flagship stores around the world.

Martin is looking forward to again collaborating with Luhrmann on their upcoming stage production, “Strictly Ballroom Live,” due to hit the stage in 2014.

Martin divides her time between Sydney, New York and Paris and has two beautiful children, Lillian (9) and William (7).

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