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Jane Castle, ACS

BA (Film and Television) - Cinematography, 1986

Jane Castle ACS is a multi-award winning filmmaker whose work as director includes the documentary Sixty Thousand Barrels and the short drama Roadside Café. She is also an award-winning cinematographer and the second woman to be accredited by the Australian Cinematographer’s Society.

She has worked extensively in the US and Australia shooting feature films, documentaries and commercials, as well as music videos for performers such as Prince, U2, Mary J Blige, Usher and INXS.

Jane has combined her filmmaking with her environmental activism, making a range of campaign videos for groups such as Greenpeace and The Total Environment Centre.

When the Camera Stopped Rolling is her first feature-length documentary.



It was so exhilarating to get behind the camera on a studio drama shoot in my first year at AFTRS. Being at the epicentre of the film set was such a buzz and I surprised myself by getting some great shots – I was hooked.



Making ‘When the Camera Stopped Rolling’ has been the high point of both my career and my life – one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve ever done. Writing and directing this feature documentary about my trailblazing filmmaker mother and our relationship has helped me make sense of what happened between us and to connect far more deeply with her than when she was alive.