Terence Hammond (1946-) is a film director and writer.
Born in South Africa on 16 October, 1946.
During the 1970’s, he worked for the Lintas advertising agency in Durban and directed four unusual short films, some in association with colleagues such as the author Christopher Hope and the artist Bruce Backhouse. Things Could Grow Here, You Know (1972), Adrian’s Birthday (1973), Whites (1974) and Easy Come, Easy Go (1975) were experimental, innovative and, for their time, distinctly un-South African . Whites also featured almost forgotten appearances by Bill Flynn and Jenny Gratus.
He left South Africa for Australia towards the end of 1980, and has pursued a successful career as creative director and copywriter at various advertising agencies, though he, by his own admission, had spent years writing scripts for feature films at nights and weekends, in the hope of getting one of them realised. He even went to live in Hollywood for a couple of years, which taught him a lot, but did not translate into a production credit. Then in 2012 he wrote the screenplay of a hostage drama called Last Dance (2012), which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Most recently he contributed to the script of Four Corners, a feature directed by Ian Gabriel, that is set on the Cape Flats and received a theatrical release in March 2014.
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