Garth Davis’ work has been recognised in every major award show around the world. His rigorous commitment to detail, cinematic sensibilities and deep appreciation of the actor director relationship are his trademark.
In 2017 he won best first-time feature director at the DGA’s for his debut feature film LION, which was also nominated for 6 x Academy awards, including Best Picture. In 2018 Garth released a second feature film ‘Mary Magdalene’, starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.
Prior to shooting Lion, a feature based on Saroo Brierley's autobiography, 'A Long Way Home’, Garth directed the Emmy awards winning mini series, 'Top of the Lake', alongside director Jane Campion. ’Top of the Lake' picked up an Emmy for Cinematography and 7 other Emmy nominations including one for Direction for Garth.
His awarded tvc’s include Tooheys ‘Nocturnal Migration’ and ‘Tongue’, Xbox ‘Cops & Robbers’, Coke ‘Burn’ and a portrait of the tiny handed Henri, for Herringbone.
In 2008, Garth won a Gold Lion at Cannes and a D&AD Pencil for Schweppes ‘Burst’ and in 2010 he received a finalist nomination in Directors Guild of America for best commercials director.
Garth is represented by Exit Films in Australasia, Reset Content in the U.S. and Academy Films in the U.K.