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…

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.…

100 Women In Film: An interview with Gillian Armstrong

Here, revered Australian film director Gillian Armstrong talks about being amongst the “chosen few” at film school; her amazement at learning of unsung Australian cinema hero Orry-Kelly; and the importance of costume design on any director’s work. Gillian Armstrong is talking about her dislike for documentaries. It’s not, er, entirely what I was expecting, given that she…

Rose Byrne launches female production company ‘The Dollhouse Collective’

Rose Byrne, Gracie Otto and three Aussie filmmaking girlfriends launch the all-star, all-female collective known as The Dollhouse Pictures. Named The Dollhouse Collective, this highly fashionable, highly talented group consists of actress Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids), film director Otto (The Last Impressario), actress/writer Krew Boylan (who most recently played Schapelle Corby in Channel 9’s tv drama), NIDA…