Carl Schultz

Carl Schultz (born 19 September 1939) is a Hungarian-Australian film director.

Carl Schultz
Born (1939-09-19) 19 September 1939 (age 80)
OccupationFilm director

Early life and worksEdit

He left his native Budapest during the uprising of 1956 with his brother Otto Schultz. They fled to England, and after arriving in London they moved to Manchester. In 1958, Schultz emigrated to Australia by himself, where he worked for Australian TV, first as a cameraman, and then as a director.[1]

Pr0fessional careerEdit

In 1978, he directed his first feature film, Blue Fin, starring Hardy Kruger[2]. His more notable film credits include Careful, He Might Hear You[3], winner of eight Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Director and Best Film; Travelling North, with Leo McKern[4]; and The Seventh Sign, starring Demi Moore and Jürgen Prochnow[5].


  • 1982 — Nominated AFI Award Best Direction for: Goodbye Paradise (1983)
  • 1983 — Won AFI Award Best Director for: Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
  • 1990 — Nominated for International Fantasy Film Award Best Film for: The Seventh Sign (1988)
  • 1997 — Nominated AFI Award Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Sourcefor: Love in Ambush (1997) (TV)



  1. ^ Peter Beilby & Rod Bishop, "Carl Schultz", Cinema Papers, Jan-Feb 1979 p207-209, 242
  2. ^ Krüger, Hardy; Schultz, Carl; McElroy, Hal; Borg, Sonia; Rowe, Greg; Thiele, . Blue fin, Colin; Corporation, South Australian Film (1977), Blue Fin, Adelaide : South Australian Film Corporation, retrieved 20 November 2019
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent (15 June 1984). "Film: 'Careful He Might Hear You'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  4. ^ critic, Dave Kehr, Movie. "DIRECTION MAKES `TRAVELLING NORTH` SPECIAL". Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  5. ^ "The Seventh Sign: Carl Schultz". Guide. Retrieved 20 November 2019.

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