Rodd Rathjen is a writer-director raised in central Victoria, Australia. Rathjen completed a Bachelor of Film and Television with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts. He made short film The Stranger in 2011, but his breakthrough came with the 2013 short film Tau Seru in India about a young nomad in the Himalayas, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and Rathjen was nominated for the Discovery Award. The film screened at over 50 International festivals and received numerous awards including the AACTA for Best Short Film Award. He followed this with Sweat in 2015 starring Australian screen legend Colin Friels. In 2014 Rodd received the Directors Acclaim Fund from Screen Australia and participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus as a Director. Buoyancy is Rathjen’s feature film debut and his first APSA nomination for Best Youth Feature Film and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.

Accolades

Rodd Rathjen and Samantha Jennings and Kristina Ceyton and Rita Walsh
Best Youth Film, 2019

Buoyancy

Best Youth Film, 2019

Buoyancy

In rural Cambodia, spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can…

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Films

Buoyancy
2019

Buoyancy

Australia
2019

Buoyancy

In rural Cambodia, spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can…

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