Lucien Savron


One of Australia's most promising and prolific directors, Lucien Savron, 43, was killed instantly in a car accident in Milbrook, Victoria on 4 May 2011. 

A crowded memorial ceremony and wake was held for Mr. Savron at the ABC Gallery in Collingwood, on Saturday, 14 May with many theatrical, art and film identities present including Liz Jones, Ned Jones, Robert Chuter, Michael Kantor, John-Paul Hussey, Marcus Graham, Emma de Clario, Maya Stange, Russell Walsh, Cr. Serge Thomann and many more.

During his prolific career, Lucien worked for many companies including Black Swan Theatre Company, La Mama Theatre, Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne Writer's Theatre amongst others.

Lucien attended Melbourne University completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Pure Philosophy in 1992. While at University he attended Trinity College, was the president of the 'Philosophy Society' and the 'Melbourne University Film Society', which he created.

In 2000, he established Twenty Dollar Films for which he wrote, directed and produced a number of shorts and in 2002 he won the Studio IF Award (the Australian Independent Film Awards) for the ‘Best Unproduced Screenplay.’

In that same year he directed Chocolate Monkey, the first work in the acclaimed trilogy by The Amazing Business, featuring John-Paul Hussey, which toured nationally and was presented at the Dublin Fringe Festival. The work received two Green Room Award nominations and Lucien later directed the two sequels Spacemunki (2007) and The Love Monkey (2008).

In January this year he directed the Australian premiere rehearsed playreading of The Idea of America by Sam Shore for Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre at Chapel Off Chapel as part of 4PLAY – The Chapel Midsumma Readings.

At the time of his death he was planning a new stage production at Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre – the four act version of The Importance of Being Earnest and/or His Natural Life with Robert Chuter.

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