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Jocelyn Moorhouse

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Diploma Directing, 1983

Jocelyn’ first feature film Proof, starring Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe, had its world premiere in Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991. The film screened at numerous international film festivals, winning many awards including the Sutherland Trophy by the British Film Institute, Critic’s Choice Award at Sao Paulo International Film Festival and Bronze Award at Tokyo International Film Festival.

In 1994, Jocelyn moved to Los Angeles to direct How to Make an American Quilt, starring Winona Ryder and Anne Bancroft and A Thousand Acres (1997) with Michele Pfeiffer, Jessica Lang and Colin Firth.

She works closely with her husband PJ Hogan and was producer on his films Muriel’s Wedding, Unconditional Love, Peter Pan and Mental.

In 2012, she returned to Australia and directed her first stage play, Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason at the Sydney Theatre Company under the artistic directorship of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

In 2015, Jocelyn wrote and directed the feature film, The Dressmaker which starred Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth. The film premiered at Toronto Film Festival, received 13 AACTA nominations, winning in 4 categories as well as receiving the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film and went on to screen at many film festivals in Australia and internationally. In 2016, Jocelyn received the following awards for The Dressmaker: the Adrienne Fancey Best Film Award at the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase (WIFTS); Best Screenplay, AFCA Award and Audience Favourite, Silver Award, Mind the Gap Women, Mill Valley Film Festival.

In 2018, Jocelyn directed 3 episodes on the 3rd series of the Matchbox produced Channel 7 miniseries Wanted.