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There's a Fax from Bruce  

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Reading like a survival manual for aspiring filmmakers, There’s a Fax from Bruce is a fascinating insight into film making in the 1990s from two of Australia’s most successful film practitioners.

Between 1989 and 1997, Bruce Beresford and Sue Milliken made nine films between them, two of which they made together. And when they weren’t on set, they used the fax machine to stay in touch. As well as taking care of business, the faxes were a commentary – sometimes droll and often wry – on life around them, written to amuse and liberally laced with industry gossip. Sent from Broome and South Africa and beyond, they make a fun, fascinating, informative and ultimately charming read.

'I devoured this correspondence between Sue and Bruce. It has all the humor and metaphors you could wish for in an intimate exchange about the angst of ever getting a film made, anywhere, anytime.' Margaret Pomeranz

‘In touch with each other by fax while they flew all over the world, two brilliant Australians left a sparkling record of how they lived and worked as the film business turned into the international country we know today.'  Clive James

See Bruce and Sue being interviewed on Studio 10.

Read the article in The Australian 

Read the review at Urban Cinefile 

Listen to Bruce and Sue on Life Matters (ABC Radio National)

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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-566-0 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB


BRUCE BERESFORD is one of Australia’s greatest film directors, who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career. Notable films he has directed include Breaker Morant (1980), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Black Robe (1992), Paradise Road (1997) and Mao’s Last Dancer (2007). His book Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants To Do thisTrue stories from a life in the screen trade was published in 2007.

SUE MILLIKEN AO is an Australian film producer whose credits include Black Robe (1991) Sirens (1993), Dating the Enemy (1995), Paradise Road (1997), My Brother Jack (2002) and The Redfern Story ( 2014). She is a former Chair of the Australian Film Commission and the recipient of the Australian Film Institute’s Raymond Longford Award. Her book about dogs, Dogs In The City was published in 2012 and her memoir, Selective Memory, in 2013.