George Miller is a legend of cinema. From Mad Max to Babe to the recent triumph of Fury Road (with a Happy Feet or two along the way), the film director, producer and screenwriter has a formidable track record and phenomenal breadth. In Australia, we can sometimes feel constrained by a cultural landscape that discourages risk-taking, where the balance between commercial pressures and creative freedoms squeezes out original thinking. And for that originality to come from the page – from projects that stem from a writerly impulse and an auteur's eye – is even rarer. One of this country’s most revolutionary, most innovative creative figures joins us to talk about screenwriting, storytelling and reinventing the world.

George Miller (Australian)

George Miller

George Miller AO is an Australian film director, producer, screenwriter and physician. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, whose second instalment, Mad Max 2, and fourth, Fury Road, have been hailed as two of the greatest action films of all time; while Fury Road won six Academy Awards. George is very diverse in genre and style as he also directed the biographical medical drama Lorenzo's Oil, the dark fantasy The Witches of Eastwick, the Academy Award–winning animated film Happy Feet, and produced the family friendly fantasy adventure Babe and directed the sequel Babe: Pig in the City.