Bruce Beresford

From his base in Sydney, Bruce Beresford has made a successful career as an independent film director. In addition, he is widely acclaimed in Australia and abroad as an operatic stage director. While the early films that created his reputation were made from Australian vernacular stories, for over 30 years his career has followed an international trajectory of the highest repute. He has an unerring eye for the intimate subtleties of people’s lives, and his passion for finding absorbing stories to film remains undiminished.


Audio Extracts


As a school boy wanting to make films to tell stories


No film industry in Australia so went to UK and got job at British Film Institute


Many film projects fall through so has made commercial films like Double Jeopardy