100 Women In Film: An Interview with Sue Brooks

Acclaimed Australian director Sue Brooks is the latest female filmmaker to make her way to the big screen and achieves wonderful results with the charmingly sedate drama Looking for Grace. Looking for Grace starts off as a slow-burning, suspenseful, runaway-teen type drama but transforms – like a breath of fresh air – into something else entirely: a funny, charming and…

Which Australian films had the best design in 2015?

The 5th AACTAs have unveiled the first winners of the prestigious film and television awards at their annual luncheon, ahead of the grand gala night. Among those announced already are my favourite four awards each year: Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, for both television and feature films in 2015. Here are the winners below:   FEATURE…

An interview with costume designer Margot Wilson

Margot Wilson shares how she got her start as a costume designer, the difference between designing period or contemporary costumes, and designing Kate Winslet’s wardrobe in The Dressmaker. Following on from our previous story with Marion Boyce (who costumed the supporting cast of Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker), here now is our full interview with the film’s other Australian…

Marion Boyce: Costuming the cast of The Dressmaker

Costume designer Marion Boyce (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) shares the inspiration behind her amazing couture creations in The Dressmaker and the spectacular art of costume design. If you follow the amazing costume blog Clothes on Film you might have seen the article I contributed this week titled “Costuming The Dressmaker”. It included excerpts from my interviews with the…

100 Women Video Diaries: director Jocelyn Moorhouse & producer Sue Maslin

Not long after finishing her studies at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Jocelyn Moorhouse was already earmarked as one of Australia’s most promising filmmakers. Her debut film Proof (1991) had earned rave reviews around the world – picking up a special honour at Cannes Film Festival along the way – and even managed to catch the attention of one Steven Spielberg.…