2021 Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival

When the Camera Stopped Rolling

Expired March 8, 2021 9:00 PM
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The story of Lilias Fraser, a pioneer of Australian cinema who overcame huge personal challenges to make over 40 films in her lifetime. Her youngest daughter, cinematographer Jane Castle, tells her mother’s story and that of their relationship using the rich textures of an unseen part of Australia’s cinematic history and her own highly personal images. Tenacious, enthusiastic and ambitious, Lilias overcame huge systemic and personal obstacles to cut a swathe through Australia’s male-dominated film industry.

This film is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker(s).

This film is restricted to viewers in the United States only.


"Absolutely engrossing - a story about artists, motherhood, finding yourself, the film industry. This has it all - told by daughter Jane Castle, a renowned Australian videographer in her own right."

This film is eligible for Best Feature and TWE Team Choice Award.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Jane Castle
  • Screenwriter
    Jane Castle
  • Producer
    Pat Fiske
  • Cinematographer
    Jane Castle and various
  • Editor
    Ray Thomas