Jocelyn Moorhouse i(10 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit


Jocelyn Moorhouse graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 1984, first working for the Channel 7 Drama Unit as script editor and writer, where she wrote for such programs as The Flying Doctors (1990-1991). She has directed such films as Proof (1991), How To Make an American Quilt (1995), and A Thousand Acres (1997). She has collaborated in the development of film scripts with her husband, Paul J. Hogan.

Awards for Works

The Dressmaker 2015 single work film/TV

“You can’t keep anything secret here,” said the old woman. “Everybody knows everything about everyone but no one ever tittle tattles because then someone else’ll tell on them. But you don’t matter – it’s open slather on outcasts.”

'The Dressmaker is a bittersweet tragi-comedy about a glamorous young woman who returns, after many years in Europe, to her small home town in rural Australia in order to right some wrongs from the past. When Tilly comes home, she not only heals her ailing mother, but with her sewing machine, and haute couture style, transforms the women of the town in such a way that she gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. She also falls unexpectedly in love, which leads to her greatest loss, and her most destructive deed.' (Producer's abstract)

2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2015 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film
Proof 1991 single work film/TV

Blind since birth, Martin has never trusted anyone. He takes photographs as proof that the world he imagines is the same as that seen by sighted people. He relies on his young housekeeper, who is in love with him. But when he makes a new friend, the housekeeper's jealousy turns to vindictive rage.

1992 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
1991 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Original Screenplay
1991 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Film
Last amended 27 Sep 2012
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: