Directing ‘The Dressmaker’. AACTA Presents: In Conversation with Jocelyn Moorhouse

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) are proud to present a unique evening featuring celebrated Australian film directors Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, Proof), and Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Oscar and Lucinda), together on stage with film critic Margaret Pomeranz.
 
With a career spanning more than 30 years in Australia and the United States, writer-producer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse has worked with some of the most celebrated names in film including, Kate Winslet, Colin Firth, Hugo Weaving and Winona Ryder.
 
Moorhouse’s most recent film, The Dressmaker, received five AACTA Awards, including the AACTA People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film, and quickly became one of the most successful films of all time at the Australian box office.
 
Moorhouse also directed Proof, marking one of Hugo Weaving’s early starring roles, and produced Muriel's Wedding, drawing international attention to the talents of Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths.
 
Internationally, Moorhouse has directed some of the world’s best-known performers, including Anne Bancroft and Winona Ryder in How to Make An American Quilt, and Michelle Pfeiffer and Colin Firth in A THOUSAND ACRES.
 
Topics to be discussed include:
 
  • Is modern filmmaking business or art?
  • From page to script to screen – adapting books for film
  • The importance of social media in promoting Australian films
  • How to secure and work with an all-star cast
 
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique event. This event is open to all, and forms a keynote presentation within AFI | AACTA’s year-round member events program, connecting cast and crew with audiences and fans at more than 80 complimentary masterclasses, events and screenings throughout the year. 
 
For more information and to become an AFI | AACTA member today, please visit: aacta.org.