2018 – 2022
Producing TIGER ON THE ROCKS (2022) director Cathryn Vasseleu which is in post-production.
Produced FROM BOURKE WITH LOVE (2022) Co-directors Irene Ulman and Allan Clarke.
Produced WHEN THE CAMERA STOPPED ROLLING (2021) (director Jane Castle), the film has screened in over 10 festivals in Australia and overseas.
Gold Award Winner at the Spotlight Documentary Film Award (2020)
Nominated for the Jury Award at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. (2021)
Award Winner at the Toronto International Womens Film Festival (2021)
Semi Finalise at the Chicago Indie Film Awards (2021)
Finalist Vancouver Independent Film Festival (Spring 2021)
Festival International De Films De Femmes De Creteil (2021)
Offical Selection for the Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival (2021)
Offical Selection for the 2021 Voices Rising Film Festival (2021)
Offical Selection for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (2021)
Offical Selection at the Women in Film Festival (Zurich) (2021)
Best Cinematography at the Women in Film Festival (Zurich) (2021)
AACTA Nominee Best Documentary, Original Score and Sound. (2021)
Documentary Finalist for the Documentary Australia Award at Sydney Film Festival (2021)
Silver Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary for the Austcine awards. (2021)
Offical Selection Capricorn Film Festival (2022)
Offical Selection Gold Coast Film Festival (2022)
Offical Selection in the Screenwave International Film Festival (2022)
Review: A compelling, intimate and insightful documentary, 4/5 David Stratton
Produced ROSEMARY’S WAY (2020) (director Ros Horin) completed and launched at the 2020 Sydney Film Festival Virtual Edition, and nominated for the DAF Award, to great acclaim. Now working on impact and outreach.
Producing and completing copyright permissions on When the Camera Stopped Rolling (director Jane Castle). Attended many public screenings of Oyster.
Developed and directed two short documentaries for Family Advocacy – TEAM KARIM and RACHAEL.
Board Member for The Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society (ASDACS)
2014 – 2018
Produced LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL (2014) which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival and Canberra International Film festival. It was also a finalist for Best Documentary for the Walkley Awards..
SCARLET ROAD has screened in over 35 festivals film festivals and has won several audience awards.
Attended Asian Side of the Doc in Kuala Lumpur, Screen Australia Enterprise Asia Program.
Directed and Produced FOOTPRINTS ON OUR LAND: AUNTY AGNES, NGUNNAWAL ELDER (2016).
Completed OYSTER (2017). OYSTER has its worldwide premier at the 2017 Canberra International film festival and International Premier is in Chesapeake Film Festival as the centerpiece in their environmental program and won the Best Environmental Feature Film Award. It had its NSW premier at the Sydney Film Festival 2018, and came 4th in the Best Documentary Audience Award. Attended Asian Side of the Doc in Kuala Lumpur, Screen Australia Enterprise Asia Program.
Appointed Board Member ASDACS 2017
Developing and in production: When the Camera Stopped Rolling.
In development as producer on From Bourke, with Love, Tiger on the Rocks and Rosemary’s Way.
Aug 2008 – December 2013
Developed and Produced SCARLET ROAD (2011), which follows a sex worker who specialises in working with people with disabilities.
Directed a short documentary called BRAINSTORM about brain development in children.
Co-directed A LARRIKIN LAD (2013) about folklorist Warren Fahey.
Developing BLACK IS INCLUSIVE: The Carole Johnson Story, is about Afro-American dancer, Carole Johnson, founder of NAISDA and Bangarra in Sydney in the early 70s.
Curated for Australian Screen Online.
Supervising Producer for the NIDF 5-part documentary series, CALL TO COUNTRY
Directed and produced a short fundraising film about Pancreatic Cancer Research for the CanSur Foundation.
Oct 2006 – July 2008
Co-Head of Documentary AFTRS until May 2008.
Produced RIVER OF NO RETURN (2008), a 52-min film about Francis Djulibing, one of the actors in the drama feature film Ten Canoes; Curating for Australian Screen Online; Developing projects.
Jul 2004 – Sept 2006
Co-Head of Documentary AFTRS 2002 – 2008; completed An Artist in Eden, 29 min film about artist/photographer Ruth Maddison.
Produced BEATS ACROSS BORDERS, a 52 min process film about six performing groups brought to Sydney by Cirque du Soleil from all over the world to work up a show for the opening night of the International Youth Parliament in July 2004.
May 2002 – Jun 2004
Developed and Produced SELLING SICKNESS (2004), a 52 min documentary about the way the pharmaceutical industry turn conditions into diseases to sell more drugs. Attended the FORUM at IDFA in Amsterdam as an observer to try to raise money for Selling Sickness.
Appointed Co-Head of Documentary at AFTRS May 2002.
Oct 2001 – Feb 2002
NSW Film & Television office recipient of a Documentary Fellowship to develop two projects. Development of these two projects, and a two-part series on Australian forests with Film Australia.
BUSINESS BEHIND BARS wins prestigious 2001 Walkley Award in the Feature, Special, Documentary over 10 minute category.
2000 – 2001
Developed and Co-directed LEAPING OFF THE EDGE (2001), a half-hour documentary on the Women’s Circus in Melbourne.
Produced BUSINESS BEHIND BARS (2000), a two-part documentary about the private prison industry in USA and Australia with Catherine Scott directing. And produced Profits of Punishment, the international version of BUSINESS BEHIND BARS Part One USA. At North South Media Festival in Geneva, BUSINESS BEHIND BARS, received mention prix international de television de geneve; at the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards, it has been highly commended.
In March 2001 at the Australian Documentary Conference in Perth Pat was awarded the third prestigious Stanley Hawes Award for her outstanding contribution to the documentary industry in Australia.
Course Director for the Graduate Diploma Documentary slate at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Documentary Consultant 18 months in 2000-2001 at SBS Independent
Sound Recordist: Documentaries: SADNESS (1999), CALCUTTA CHRISTMAS (1999), SERVANTS OF THE ANCESTORS (1999).
1999 AFI Sound Award for SADNESS.
Directed NIGHT PATROL (1997), a 30 minute documentary about a group of women elders in the Yuendumu (N.T.) community who formed a ‘night patrol’ to do something about the drinking and grog running.
FOLLOWING THE FENCE LINE won The 1997 Melbourne International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Video Production.
Completed M.A. Degree in Applied History at the University of Technology, Sydney. This degree included two Multi-media courses.
Jan 1991 – Sept 1995
Developed, Directed, Co-Writer – ‘DOC – A Portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt‘ (1995), a 56 minute television documentary on Doc Evatt, focussing on his work at the UN for Film Australia.
‘DOC’ finalist in 1996 ATOM Awards. Highly Commended, Dendy Awards. ‘DOC’ won BRONZE WORLD MEDAL, History and Society category, New York Festivals (Television Programming and Promotions Competition)
Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound Recordist – FOLLOWING THE FENCE LINE (1996), a 50 minute documentary on a group of women who rode motorcycles around Australia promoting breast cancer awareness.
Sept 1992 – Dec 1994
Co-edited book ‘MEMORIES OF FRED‘, collection of stories about Fred Hollows by the people who knew him.
Produced and Directed LOOK AT ME, a 25-minute training video for the Children’s Hospital.
Development of MISSING INGREDIENT, hour-long documentary on teaching philosophy to children.
Sound Recordist on Documentaries: THE LAST WHALE (1994), BON BONS AND ROSES FOR DOROTHY (1994), PRAM FACTORY (1994)
Board Member of both FILMNEWS and ASDA (Australian Screen Directors Association).
July 1992 – Sept 1992
Directed and Co-produced ENDO WHAT? – a 20 minute videotape about endometriosis.
Jan 1991 – July 1992
Developed, Directed and Co-produced FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE – a 73-minute film portrait of the life and work of Professor Fred Hollows.
FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE won BEST DOCUMENTARY at 1993 AFI AWARDS.
Dec 1989 – Dec 1990
Development of a project on the Australian Defamation Laws called LIBEL TO SLANDER.
Development of a project on Endometriosis called ‘ENDO What?‘.
Sound Recordist on: Documentaries; WAYS OF THINKING, HEROES OF OUR TIME (1991).
Contributor and Editorial Collective member of FILMNEWS.
Board Member of ASDA (Australian Screen Directors Association).
Aug 1987 – Dec 1989
Directed and Co-produced AUSTRALIA DAZE – a 75 minute documentary covering events of Australia Day 1988. Twenty-four film crews across the country filmed from midnight to midnight on that extraordinary day. The film creates a kaleidoscopic insight into Australia’s diverse culture and searches behind the official curtain to reveal the thoughts and attitudes of ordinary Australians. It is a critical look at Australia today.
AUSTRALIA DAZE AWARD: WON BEST EDITING AT THE 1989 AFI AWARDS
Contributor and Editorial Collective member of FILMNEWS.
Sound Recordist on Documentaries: TALKING BROKEN, TIGHTROPE DANCER (1989).
Sound Recordist on Feature: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (1988), TENDERHOOKS (1987).
July 1986 – July 1987
Recipient of a DOCUMENTARY STUDY FELLOWSHIP from the Australian Film Commission which allowed me to travel for six months to look at what was happening overseas in terms of documentary generally but mainly in the U.K., France and the USA.
ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS nominated in three categories at the AFI Awards – BEST FILM, BEST SCREENPLAY and BEST EDITING. It won BEST SCREENPLAY and BEST EDITING. Won BEST NEW INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIAN FILM, Adelaide Fringe Film Festival 1986.
Contributor and Editorial Collective member of FILMNEWS and Sound Recordist on Drama: POINT OF DEPARTURE (1986).
Sept 1985 – June 1986
Crafted the distribution and exhibition of ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS. I four-walled this film at the Chauvel Cinema, Sydney in November for a three-week season. It screened in Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in the following months. The film was to be distributed by the Sydney Filmmakers Cooperative and I worked with them on the initial stages until their financial collapse in January 1986. I again took over it on my own with paid help until mid year when Ronin Films took the film on.
ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS was selected along with other Australian films to screen in the ‘sidebar’ at the UNITED STATES FILM FESTIVAL, January 1986 and I was invited along with three other Australian filmmakers to attend. Travelled to the U.S., attended the festival and looked for a US distributor.
1980 – 1985
Produced, directed, scripted ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS – a 90 minute b/w documentary on the history of the NSW Builders Labourer Federation from the 1940’s to 1974 with particular emphasis on the years 1970 – 1974 and the Green Bans.
Sound Recordist on Drama: SPY IN THE FAMILY, ON GUARD (1984), A MOST ATTRACTIVE MAN (1982), THE WEDDING.
Sound Recordist on Features: TRAPS.
Sound Recordist on Documentaries: RED MATILDAS (1985), ON THE ROAD WITH CIRCUS OZ (1983), DOLED OUT, AGE BEFORE BEAUTY (1980), COAL IS COAL, FOR LOVE OR MONEY (1983), WATERLOO (1981).
Boom Operator: GOING DOWN (1982), WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD (1981), STARSTRUCK (1982).
Contributor and Editorial Collective member of FILMNEWS. On the Motion Picture Sub-Committee of the AT&AEA. One of the Sydney Filmmakers Cooperative’s representatives in the Documentary Division of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA).
Returned to the USA for the first time in six years – to see my family and exhibit and find a distributor for WOOLLOOMOOLOO. This film screened in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Madison, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and is being distributed by Icarus Films, New York. I went to London and Wales with the OTHER AUSTRALIAN CINEMA (which included a number of Australian films of which WOOLLOOMOOLOO was one) and talked with audiences after some of the screenings.
WOOLLOOMOOLOO is selected as a finalist for the 21st Annual American Film Festival 1979.
Sound Recordist for documentaries IT’S A LONG TEN MINUTES, IT’S HARDER THAN YOU THINK, GIVING UP IS BREAKING MY HEART.
Co-produced, co-directed, co-edited and sound recordist on WOOLLOOMOOLOO, (75 minute b/w) which is a social and historical documentary detailing the redevelopment of Woolloomooloo and Victoria St. from 1969 to 1977. Special winner in the documentary category ‘for its deeply committed presentation of an important social document’.
Sound Recordist for Documentary SIZE 10, a body empowerment documentary about four women sharing their stories.
Co-produced, co-directed, co-edited PUSH ON, an 8-minute documentary on a bicycle rally across the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1977).
Co-produced, co-directed, co-edited LADIES ROOMS, a 20-minute look at four women’s rooms. Made in conjunction with the Women’s Film Workshop at the Australian Film and Television School.
Co-produced, co-directed, co-edited HEARTS AND SPADES, a 10 minute drama about relationships. Made in conjunction with the Women’s Film Workshop at the Sydney Filmmakers Cooperative.
I worked as a Builders Labourer in Sydney and often during lunch hours, would screen Co-op films on the building site I was working on or ones that were near. ATTICA was a favourite.
Produced, directed and edited BURSTFORTH, a four minute film about nature taking over the city. Made in conjunction with the Blinky Bill Film Workshop at the Sydney Filmmakers Cooperative in 1973, where I was also a worked as a Projectionist