Dominik has lived in Australia since he was 2 years old and graduated from Melbourne's Swinburne Film School in 1988.
His career in films began in 2000 when he directed Chopper based on notorious Australian criminal Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read, starring Eric Bana and Simon Lyndon. Chopper received generally positive reviews, and Bana in particular was widely praised for his intense portrayal of Chopper. The Australian Film Institute awarded the film with Best Director (Dominik), Best Actor (Bana), and Best Supporting Actor (Lyndon).
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)