Egyptian-born, Australian film director/writer/producer, Alex Proyas grew up in inner-city Sydney. A passion for film from an early age, his early shorts were acclaimed, including numerous outstanding short film awards and nominations at London, Melbourne, Cannes et al international film festivals. He made his first feature, SPIRITS OF THE AIR; GREMLINS OF THE CLOUDS in 1989 and in 1994 he completed THE CROW, starring Brandon Lee, which went on to major critical & commercial success and bone fide cult status.
In 1998, DARK CITY, starring Rufus Sewell, Keifer Sutherland, Richard O’Brien, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt, has earned its place as a cult classic also. In 2002 Proyas made GARAGE DAYS starring Kick Gurry, Pia Miranda and Maya Stange which was followed by I, ROBOT (2004) starring Will Smith, which became a world-wide smash hit. And in 2008 he completed KNOWING starring Nicolas Cage & Rose Byrne which became another major global success for Proyas. And most recently GODS OF EGYPT (2016) starring Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush & Nikolaj Coster Waldau.
Proyas lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter and is currently planning his future projects and building a virtual production & VFX studio: HERETIC FOUNDATION. In early 2022, he plans to launch a streaming platform for indie films: www.vidiverse.com