Wayne Groom is the principal of the independent film production company Australian International Pictures
Pty Ltd. He
is the Producer/Writer/Director of the feature film Maslin Beach
(1996), the telemovie Summer
of Love (2001) and the television
documentaries Tomorrow's Sun (1999) and Runnning on Sunshine (2004).
Wayne is based in Adelaide, South Australia. He
graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1972 with a
Engineering (Civil) and was the co-winner of the Institute of Engineers
prestigious Parson's Prize.
entered the film industry in 1979 and formed his own production company
soon after, financing and
producing South Australia's first independent
feature film Centrespread in conjunction with Greg Lynch Film
Distributors. This film was one of the first Australian films shot on
Super 16. The cinematographer was Geoff
Simpson (Fried Green Tomatoes, Oscar & Lucinda). Other
feature films and television dramas produced by
Groom include The
Dreaming (Dir: Mario Andreacchio), Strangers (Dir: Craig Lahiff),
(Dir: Mario Andreacchio), Point of Departure (Dir: Kathryn Millard).
1991 and 1992, Groom studied comedy and screenwriting in Los Angeles at
UCLA Ext. He also took
acting classes with renown dramatist Jeff Corey. Maslin
was the first feature he wrote and directed.
It was made on the famous South Australian nude beach. It has subsequently been screened on the Nine
Network in Australia and Channel 5 in the UK.
It gained cult status in Australia after being released on video
now available on DVD in the USA.The New York Times called it a 'tender romantic comedy'.
next film, Tomorrow's Sun, a television documentary on the 1999 World
Solar Challenge, made
in conjunction with Panorama Australia, was
screened on the Ten Network in Australia and Discovery
Channel Asia-Pacific. It was purchased for world distribution by ZDF in
following project, the
moody art film Summer
of Love was the
first Australian telemovie shot on High Definition. It was
in 2001 on the Nine Network. In 2004, he completed a new international television documentary, Running
on Sunshine, with investment from the Film Finance Corporation, the South Australian
Australian Major Events and the Seven Network.
funds his projects independently which gives him the creative freedom to explore subjects
the mainstream. He is a former President of the Screen Producers Association of
Australia (SA), a former
Board Member of the Media Resource Centre and Industry Representative on the South Australian Film
Corporation script development committee.