#60 Gillian Armstrong – a luminary of Australian film

Gillian Armstrong is a feature film and documentary director who’s been at the forefront of the industry for over three decades. She became a director at age 27 and the first woman to direct an Australian feature film in almost half a century when she made her debut with My Brilliant Career in 1979.

Gillian’s since been showered with awards, beckoned by Hollywood and an advocate for women’s rights within the male-dominated sphere of film. She caught up with Nicole to chat about the exhibition that shares the name of one of her most poignant pieces – Starstruck, as well as the state of Australian film and the strong female protagonists that she’s been known for.

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