Anthony Cox

Prospect, Tasmania

Film editor, arts champion

As a teenager who was bullied because of his sexuality, Anthony turned to movies to escape. They taught him there was a life outside of school and provided relatable heroes. With a Bachelor of Film and Television and a Masters of Film Studies under his belt, he set a goal to edit a feature film before he turned 35. He achieved it five years early, when he edited Downriver, a feature that screened at the Melbourne and Toronto film festivals. Anthony is using his grant to set up an editing studio in Launceston, where he hopes to work with local independent filmmakers.