Benjamin Gilmour is a local author and filmmaker. His Screen Australia-supported feature film Jirga (2019) was selected for the Toronto Film Festival and became Australia’s official entry to the 2019 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film. Gilmour won a NSW Premier’s Award for the screenplay. His other critically acclaimed features Paramedico (2012) and Son of a Lion (2008) also appeared at various international festivals, including Berlinale. He is the author of five books, including ‘Warrior Poets’ and most recently ‘The Gap’ (Penguin) which has been optioned by a leading Australian production company to be made into a TV series. He lives in Bangalow.