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NAFA Chat: Bruce Beresford on Micromanaging

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The Horse

381 Crown Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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NAFA Chat” is a friendly forum held at The Horse in Surry Hills, usually on the third Monday of the month from February to November (excluding public holidays). However, due to Bruce's availability, the November meeting has been moved to Wednesday 21st.

Each meeting begins with industry announcements where various castings, crew calls, and industry events are pitched. The Guest Speaker Presentation follows, where the invited speakers inspire the group by sharing their insights into trends in the industry.

Bruce will talk about the various factors influencing the film director on a production.


Bruce Beresford has directed over 30 feature films.

Probably his best known film is Driving Miss Daisy (written by Alfred Uhry) which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989. Other notable films, arguably, are Don’s Party (1976), Breaker Morant (1980), Tender Mercies (1983), Crimes of the Heart (1986), The Fringe Dwellers (1986), Black Robe (1991), Paradise Road (1997), Double Jeopardy (1999), Evelyn (2002), Mao’s Last Dancer (2009), and the two-part telemovie Bonnie & Clyde (2013).

More recently: Mr. Church (2015) with Eddie Murphy followed by Flint (2017) featuring Queen Latifah, Betsy Brandt, and Rob Morrow for Lifetime Television and Sony Pictures Television. In 2015 he helmed the final episode of the four-part remake of the miniseries “Roots”.

On screens now is his latest film Ladies in Black with Julia Ormond, Rachael Taylor, Angourie Rice, and Vincent Perez (which Bruce adapted for the screen with producer Sue Milliken).

Bruce wrote the screenplays for Money Movers (adapted from the novel by Devon Minchin), Breaker Morant (based loosely on the play by Kenneth Ross), The Fringe Dwellers (adapted from the novel by Nene Gare), and Paradise Road (an original script).

Bruce is also an established director of opera. Currently on stage is the Australian premiere run of Rossini’s Otello for Melbourne Opera.

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There is limited paid parking available on Crown St and surrounding streets. There is also very, very limited 2-hour free parking. Plenty of buses and not far from Central station (an uphill walk, however).

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