Craig Boreham is an Australian film director, producer, and writer.


To date, Boreham has focussed his attention on short film works that explore issues of marginalised sexuality and the politics of desire. Craig Boreham graduated from both the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and his films have screened extensively throughout the world and collected a number of awards including The City of Melbourne Best Queer Short Film Award,[1] Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and Best Independent Film,[2] Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival, Sydney.

In 2005 his short drama Transient,[3] premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005 and received a Teddy Award nomination for best short film.[4]

In 2008, LesGaiCineMad and Fundación Triángulo in Madrid, programmed a retrospective of Boreham's short films titled True Cinema Poison.

Boreham's film Drowning had its Australian premiere at the Academy Award accredited film competition Flickerfest International Short Film Festival[5] at Bondi Beach Sydney. Drowning starred up and coming Australian actors Miles Szanto, Xavier Samuel and Tess Haubrich.

Boreham's film "Teenage Kicks" starring Miles Szanto, as Mik, and Daniel Webber was released in 2016. The film is about a boy, Mik, exploring sexuality, friendship, drugs, and identity after a family tragedy. When Mik's best friend Dan (played by Daniel Webber) reveals that he has a new girlfriend, this puts an end to their plans to run away together. Torn between loyalty to his migrant family and his own desires, Mik's world is rocked by a sudden death. Teenage Kicks explores themes of guilt, friendship, secrets, cultural and familial loyalty, and burgeoning sexuality.


  • Seamen (1998) Director, Producer, Writer
  • Blow (2000) Director, Writer
  • Pink Sheep (2003) Director, Producer, Editor
  • Transient (2005) Director, Writer
  • Stray (2007) Co Director with Dean Francis, Producer
  • Love Bite (2008)[6] Director, Writer, Producer
  • Before The Rain - Violet (2009) Director
  • Drowning (2009) Director, Writer
  • William Yang - The Art Of Seduction (2010) Director
  • Ostia - La Notte Finale (2010) Director, Writer
  • Teenage Kicks (2016) Director, Writer


  1. ^ 15th Annual Melbourne Queer Film Festival Awards -
  2. ^ Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival 2007
  3. ^ Berlin warms to film offerings - The Age
  4. ^ 19th Teddy Award Nominations Archived 21 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Flickerfest launches over Bondi - Filmink Archived 15 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Boreham's Love Bite gnaws at international fests - Inside Film". Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2010.

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