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…

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.…

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…