Wain has a consuming interest in people and stories. His work roams from dramatic screenwriting to factual documentary and, quite often, a bit of both. He’s a writer and director of film and television work in Arts, Science and History, that has resulted in prestigious acclaim from all over the world.
He’s an AFI winner. He won the NSW Premier’s History Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Screenwriting and the Eureka award two years in a row, Australia’s premier award for science journalism.
Among international awards, he has a strange menagerie; a couple of Canadian Rockies, again two years in a row, from BANFF World Media Festival Best Science and Technology Programs, and a Leo award and a Gemini award for most outstanding documentary. He has two Remi awards from Worldfest Houston, a double Helix from Jackson Hole Science Media awards for best long form series, a New York Festival, World Silver Medal for docudrama, and a Gold Camera Award, US International Film and Video Festival.
Among the menagerie are Atom awards for best science, best history and best factual programs, a Henry Lawson literary award, a Yellow Einstein from Brazil, a Best Documentary from Picture This, International Disability Film Festival, and the Manning Clark House National Cultural Group award for making an outstanding contribution to the quality of Australian cultural life.
His formal qualifications are a degree in Fine Arts, and Postgraduate studies in Film, but he finds almost everything really, really, really, interesting.
The Australian said, ‘Fimeri works with a poetic restraint … with grace, quiet humour, Fimeri sees his job as winkling out the truth, one of interpretation, selection and conjuring a terrific story.’