Kim Mordaunt has signed with the Gersh Agency in the U.S. He wrote and directed The Rocket, the Laos-set drama that is Australia’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. The film — Mordaunt’s debut narrative feature, which has been banned in Laos — has garnered numerous prizes, including the World Cinema Audience Award at AFI Fest last week and three awards each at Tribeca and Berlin. The Aussie started his career as an actor before moving to longform documentaries including include CopyRites, Survival, Speed City and the 2007 feature docu Bomb Harvest.

Chris Geere has signed with CAA in the U.S. The actor stars in FX’s pilot You’re The Worst and starred in the most recent season of the UK sitcom Trollied. His TV credits also include such British series as Waterloo Road, The Spa, Pete Versus Life, EastEnders Trust and Bombshell. Geere also had a supporting role in the Will Smith actioner After Earth and starred as a Danish king in a pair of DTV sequels to The Prince & Me. He continues to be managed by Beth McIntosh at Creative Partners Group and by Waring and McKenna in the UK.

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