Fred Schepisi Overview

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Born: December 26, 1939

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Fred Schepisi considered becoming a priest in his early teens, but left the seminary where he was studying at age 15. He landed a job at an advertising agency, working his way up from a messenger to copywriter. Eventually, he began directing TV commercials for the company, then left to start his own agency called The Film House. Schepisi’s first foray into filmmaking was in 1973, with a 30-minute piece called The Priest, as a segment of the feature film, Libido. His... See All

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