George Miller is a filmmaker, who is best known for creating and directing the Mad Max franchise. He has won numerous awards, including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Happy Feet (2006) and Best Picture and Best Director for Fury Road (2015).
After graduating from Sydney Boys High School, George studied Medicine at UNSW. During his final year, George and his younger brother Chris won first prize in a student short film competition. He completed his residency at St Vincent’s Hospital in 1972, and afterwards spent some time working on set as part of film crews on short experimental films. In 1978, George and his friend Byron Kennedy created the production company ‘Kennedy Miller Productions’, and subsequently produced their first feature film Mad Max.
Some of his achievements include being appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (1996) and receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters from UNSW (1999).