Girl in a Mirror

Documentary | AUS 2005 | 55'

Her body produced too much blood. In 1980, Australian photographer Carol Jerrems died in her early thirties from a rare disease. GIRL IN A MIRROR gives an account of the life of this exceptional, daring artist by presenting interviews, diary entries, reenactments and many photographs. Many of these depict the Australian counterculture of the 1970s, but Jerrems also risked her life for photojournalism pieces on youth gangs in troubled urban districts. In her documentary,  director Kathy Drayton breaks with the conventions of the biopic genre in favor of a poetic approach towards Jerrems’ life and work, befitting the nonconformist photographer.

Silver Nymph Award for Best Screenplay, Monte Carlo International Television Festival 1998

Director
Kathy Drayton
Script
Kathy Drayton
Photography
Anna Howard
Editor
Anna Craney
Music
J. Walker, Machine Translation
Casting
Karen Colston
Sound
Paul Finley, Annie Breslin
With
Paul Cox, Ross Hannaford
Voice
Justine Clarke
Producer
Helen Bowden
Executive Producer
Amanda Duthie
Production
Toi-Toi Films in association with ABC

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First Broadcast: 2 April 2006, 9.30pm, ABC TV

Selected filmography Kathy Drayton

BEACH STORY (2001), EAT (1989)