Dr Michael Sergi

Level 1, Building 1a, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

Professional biography

Associate Professor Dr Michael Sergi received his Doctorate from the University of Technology, Sydney. After graduating from Curtin University with a faculty award Michael was selected to undertake the fulltime directing course at AFTRS. He spent three years learning from some of the world’s best directors, including Philip Noyce, Alan Parker, Norman Jewison and Mike Liegh.

Michael has directed over 100 hours of television drama in Australia and New Zealand, including Home & Away, Neighbours, Pacific Drive, Breakers and Shortland Street. Michael has produced, written and directed many short films, documentaries, TV commercials and music videos. He also co-wrote and produced the feature film 10 Days to Die.

In 1995 Michael co-founded the Canberra International Film Festival, and was its artistic director for 13 years. He held the Film Position on the ACT Cultural Council, and was the ACT representative of the Australian Directors Guild for many years. He has also been a judge for the Australia Directors Guild Awards and the TV WEEK Logie Awards.

Michael’s published works include a chapter in the book, Tertiary Teaching: Doing it Differently, Doing it Better; How Reality Bites: The production of Australian Soap Operas, with Peter Dodds in Media International Australia.

Professional admissions

  • Australian Directors Guild
  • Australian Writers Guild
  • Australian Screen Research and Production Association

Professional appointments

  • Advisor - Gold Coast Film Festival
  • Advisor - Darwin International Film Festival

Subjects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Television Directing), Australian Film Television & Radio School
  • Doctor of Creative Arts, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Canberra