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John Polson

John Polson is an award-winning actor, director and producer, as well as the founder and director of Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival. Polson has garnered worldwide attention directing feature films such as Siam Sunset (starring Linus Roache), which won awards at numerous film festivals around the world (including the Cannes Film ... See full bio »

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 2011 CR Mission: Impossible (Video Game)
Billy Baird
 1998 The Boys
Glenn Sprague
 1997 Kangaroo Palace (TV Movie)
Richard Turner
 1997 Big Sky (TV Series)
Jimbo's Competitor
- Navstar (1997) ... Jimbo's Competitor
 1996 Idiot Box
 1995 Audacious (Short)
 1995 Stitched
Johnny Peterson
 1995 Back of Beyond
 1995 What's Going On, Frank? (Short)
 1991-1995 G.P. (TV Series)
Nick / Brendan
- The Carrot & the Stick (1995) ... Nick
- So Makes the Man (1991) ... Brendan
 1994 Gino
 1994 The Sum of Us
 1994 Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
 1993 Sirens
 1993 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Robbie Agnew
- Tears for Fears: Part 2 (1993) ... Robbie Agnew
- Tears for Fears: Part 1 (1993) ... Robbie Agnew
- True Confessions: Part 2 (1993) ... Robbie Agnew
- True Confessions: Part 1 (1993) ... Robbie Agnew
 1993 The Red Dress (Short)
 1992 Embassy (TV Series)
Vince Cooper
- Juggernaut (1992) ... Vince Cooper
- Hostage (1992) ... Vince Cooper
- Letter of the Law (1992) ... Vince Cooper
- Crisis of Confidence (1992) ... Vince Cooper
- Man of Straw (1992) ... Vince Cooper
 1990-1991 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Barry MacIntyre / Michael Jordan
- Open Day (1991) ... Barry MacIntyre
- Rest in Peace (1990) ... Michael Jordan
 1990 Raw Nerve
 1990 More Winners: The Journey (TV Movie)
 1990 Prisoners of the Sun
Private Jimmy Fenton
 1990 Call Me Mr. Brown
Brian Day
 1990 Tender Hooks
 1989 Candy Regentag
 1988 Dadah Is Death (TV Movie)
Kevin Barlow
 1988 Captain James Cook (TV Mini-Series)
George Forster
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... George Forster
 1988 Always Afternoon (TV Series)
 1987 Dangerous Game
 1987 Vietnam (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 For Love Alone
 1985 Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe (TV Movie)
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Creator of the short movie festival Tropfest in Sydney in 1993. Today, John is the creative director of what is now called Sony Tropfest and has become the world's largest short film festival.

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