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…

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.…

Women in Film shine at 70th Australian International Movie Convention

Female directors and female film business leaders honoured at 70th Australian International Movie Convention. By the end of the first day at the 70th Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast it was obvious: Australian women are definitely having a moment. AIMC’s Opening Night was a special preview of writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse’s upcoming 1950s Aussie comedy The Dressmaker, which drew a wonderful reaction…

Review: Holding The Man

Twenty years after its initial release, Tim Conigrave’s award-winning 1995 memoir Holding The Man has made its way to the big screen – and finds not much has changed. As far as movies with a gay storyline go, it’s easy to rattle off the big hits. Brokeback Mountain is one. Jim Carrey’s I Love You Phillip Morris is another. Festival faves…