Gillian Armstrong

Australian work in chronological order

Gillian Armstrong, born 1950, was in the first intake into AFTS in 1972.

Old Man and Dog (Gillian Armstrong, 1970) short

Satdee Night (Gillian Armstrong, 1973) short

Caravan Park (Phillip Noyce, 1973) short, Australian Film and Television School, wr. Phillip Noyce, story John Emery, dp Tom Cowan, ed. Anthony Buckley, sound Barry Brown, production assistant Gillian Armstrong; Beryl Marshall, Les Berryman, Mathew Kay; after their car breaks down, a family moves into a caravan park while they try to raise the money needed for the necessary repairs; 14 min.

Gretel (Gillian Armstrong, 1973) short, AFTRS

One Hundred A Day (Gillian Armstrong, 1973) short

Roof Needs Mowing, The (Gillian Armstrong, 1974) short, 10 min.

Promised Woman, The (Tom Cowan, 1976) prod. Richard Brennan, Tom Cowan for BC Productions, wr. Tom Cowan from Throw Away Your Harmonica, play by Theo Patrikareas, dp Tom Cowan, design Gillian Armstrong, composer Vassili Daramaras, ed. David Stiven; Gillian Armstrong, Takis Emmanuel, Kate Fitzpatrick Nikos Gerissimou, Yelena Zigon; Sydney; colour, 35 mm, 84 min.

Smokes and Lollies (Gillian Armstrong, 1976) documentary; first in the series about Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman and Josie Petersen

Trespassers, The (John Duigan, 1976) wr. prod. John Duigan, dp Vincent Monton, design Gillian Armstrong, music Bruce Smeaton, ed. Tony Patterson; Briony Behets, Peter Carmody, Sydney Conabere, John Derum, Cliff Ellen, Max Gillies, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Judy Morris, Peter Thompson, Ross Thompson; Melbourne, colour, 35 mm, 91 min.

Singer and the Dancer, The (Gillian Armstrong, 1977) prod. Gillian Armstrong, wr. Gillian Armstrong, John Pleffer, from Old Mrs Bilson, short story by Alan Marshall, music Robert Murphy, dp Russell Boyd, design Sue Armstrong, ed. Nicholas Beauman; Ruth Cracknell, Elizabeth Crosby, Jude Kuring, Kate Sheil, Rob Steele; Melbourne, colour, 35mm from 16mm, 52 min.

My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, 1979) prod. Margaret Fink, wr. Eleanor Witcombe, novel Miles Franklin, dp Don McAlpine, design Luciana Arrighi, ed. Nick Beauman; Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill, Aileen Britton, Max Cullen, Robert Grubb, Patricia Kennedy; 100 min.; six AFIs 1979; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.

Touch Wood (Gillian Armstrong, 1980) documentary

Fourteen's Good, 18's Better (Gillian Armstrong, 1981) documentary; second in the series about Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman and Josie Petersen

Star Struck (Gillian Armstrong, 1982) aka Starstruck; prod. David Elfick, Richard Brennan for Palm Beach Pictures, ed. Stephen Maclean, dp Russell Boyd, design Brian Thomson, ed. Nicholas Beauman; Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Pat Evison, Geoffrey Rush, Max Cullen, Melissa Jaffer; musical; Eastman colour, 35mm, 105 min.

Having a Go (Gillian Armstrong, 1983) documentary

High Tide (Gillian Armstrong, 1987) prod. Sandra Levy, wr. Laura Jones; Lillie (Judy Davis) rediscovers abandoned child Ally (Claudia Karvan), who has been brought up by her paternal grandmother, Bet, Jan Adele; Frankie J. Holden is an Elvis impersonator, Colin Friels the love interest; family melodrama; 100 min.

Hard to Handle (Gillian Armstrong, 1986) documentary

Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces (Gillian Armstrong, 1988) documentary; third in the series about Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman and Josie Petersen

Fires Within (Gillian Armstrong, 1991) NOT Australasian

Last Days of Chez Nous, The (Gillian Armstrong, 1992) wr. Helen Garner; Lisa Harrow (Beth), Bruno Ganz (JP), Kerry Fox (Vicki), Miranda Otto (Annie), Kiri Paramore (Tim), Bill Hunter (Beth's father), Lex Marinos; 93 min.

Little Women (Gillian Armstrong, 1991) NOT Australasian

Not Fourteen Again (Gillian Armstrong, 1996) documentary; fourth in the series about Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman and Josie Petersen

Oscar and Lucinda (Gillian Armstrong, 1997) prod. Robin Dalton, wr. Peter Carey (novel), Laura Jones; Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Roxburgh; 132 min.

Charlotte Gray (Gillian Armstrong, 2001) wr. Jeremy Brock from novel by Sebastian Faulks, dp Dion Beebe; Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Rupert Penry-Jones; Cate Blanchett as a British agent in occupied France

Unfolding Florence (Gillian Armstrong, 2006) aka A Colourful Life [working title]; Judi Farr, Felicity Price, Hannah Garbo; biopic in dramatised doco style about design pioneer Florence Broadhurst

Death Defying Acts (Gillian Armstrong, 2007) Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan; Toronto October 2007

Love Lust and Lies (Gillian Armstrong, 1991) documentary; fifth in the series about Kerry Carlson, Diana Doman and Josie Petersen

The Great (Gillian Armstrong, 1991) pre-production 2012; Annette Bening; NOT Australasian


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