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Jocelyn Moorhouse

Jocelyn Moorhouse directed one Australian feature film, Proof, before going to the USA where she directed How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and A Thousand Acres (1997). She was set to direct Eucalyptus, but it hasn't yet eventuated. She returned to Australia to make The Dressmaker (2015). She is married to director P. J. Hogan (not to be confused with actor Paul Hogan).

Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991) Hugo Weaving, Genevieve Picot, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell; 86 min.

This is a gem: an insightful take on relationships between men/men/women in Australia, this is beautifully structured, and just a bit metafilmic.

The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 2015) wr. Jocelyn Moorhouse, PJ. Hogan from gothic novel by Rosalie Ham, prod Sue Maslin, Film Art Media, dp Don McAlpine, pd Roger Ford, ed Jill Bilcock, costume Tim Chappel; Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Melissa George, Roy Dupuis, Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki; 'Gothic tale of love, revenge and haute couture', 'Unforgiven with a sewing machine'; comic drama

IF article including detail on The Dressmaker: Don Groves, 'Funding for Moorhouse, Rowe and Chessell films', 8 August 2013

Wedding Officer, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse, tba) wr. Anthony Capella (novel), Andrew Knight, prod. Martha Coleman; pre-production April 2017

References and Links

Luke Buckmaster, 'From Proof to Muriel's Wedding: Jocelyn Moorhouse on the films that broke Russell Crowe and Toni Collette', Guardian. ['Broke' here means 'gave them exposure and opportunity'.]

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