Connor Van Vuuren is a writer, director, actor and stunt performer who graduated from UTS. Inspired by his brother Christiaan’s illness, they together filmed The Fully Sick Rapper, which garnered over 1 million YouTube views. They went on to win the ONE80PROJECT, adapting their idea into a telemovie titled SICK!, which aired on MTV in 2012.
Connor co-wrote, co-directed and acted in the popular web series, Bondi Hipsters, which follows two hedonistic “scenesters” who espouse pearls of wisdom to the none-the-wiser. The series won an ADG Award for Best Direction in an Original Online Project in 2013. A spin off of Bondi Hipsters, the multi-platform series Soul Mates aired on the ABC in 2014. A second series of Soul Mates is set to air on the ABC on the 3rd of August.
In 2013, Connor directed for the sketch comedy series The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting for the ABC and Jungle Boys. Along with his brother, he has directed branded content for a number of brands including Coca-Cola, Sony, Ikea, Cadbury, AMEX, and Unilever.
Connor is also an experienced stunt performer who has worked on productions such as The Wolverine, I, Frankenstein, Mad Max: Fury Road, A Few Best Men, The Hobbit and the 2015 Alex Proyas film, Gods of Egypt.