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.
ADG - Won for Best Direction in a Feature Film
DGA - Won for Direction of First-Time Feature Film
Academy Awards - Lion recieved Six Nominations
Golden Globe Awards - Lion received Four nominations
Chicago Film Festival - Lion Won Best feature Film
Denver Film Festival - Lion Won Best Feature Film
BAFTA - Won Best Direction for Top of the Lake
Emmy - Nominated for Best Direcion for Top of the Lake
Cannes Lion - Gold - Schweppes ‘Burst'
D&AD - Winner Schweppes ‘Burst’