Reading like a survival manual for aspiring filmmakers, There’s a Fax from Bruce is a fascinating insight into filmmaking 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.