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Pat Fiske

Pat Fiske is an experienced director, producer and sound recordist and a prominent member of Australia's independent filmmaking community. Her two-part series about private prisons in Australia and the United States, Business Behind Bars, won a 2001 Walkley Award. In 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Stanley Hawes Award for her outstanding contribution to the documentary industry.

Some of the films she has directed and produced are the award-winning documentaries Doc (1995), a portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt; For All the World to See (1992), a portrait of Professor Fred Hollows; and Rocking the Foundations (1986), a history of the NSW Builders Labourers Federation.

Her recent production River of No Return, written and directed by Darlene Johnson, was selected for screening at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival.

Fiske is co-head of the documentary department at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School for the past six years, and works part time as a curator for Australian Screen.

Filmography

LEAPING OFF THE EDGE »

Melbourne's Women's Circus, originally established in 1991 as a vehicle for survivors of sexual assault, today thrives on the collective talents of an even broader range of women...

ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS »

DIGITALLY RESTORED by the National Film and Sound Archive as part of the NFSA Restores program. "Documentary? Just call it cinema...

FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE »

Professor Fred Hollows was a controversial, larger-than-life character - abrasive, determined, flamboyant and full of contradictions...

FOLLOWING THE FENCELINE »

In mid-1996 a group of 14 women rode motorbikes around Australia to promote breast cancer awareness. Mainly middle aged women, their arrival in towns on motorbikes made quite a sight...

BUSINESS BEHIND BARS »

Business Behind Bars Part One: USA Part One is about business behind bars in the United States. The film's main focus is on the jailers and the glitzy commercial arena of the prison industry...

SELLING SICKNESS »

SELLING SICKNESS looks at the growing global controversy around SSRI antidepressants and follows British psychiatrist, Dr David Healy, patients and their families as they rock the scientific establishment with accusations that aggressive drug marketing is blurring the boundaries between medical conditions and ordinary life with potentially deadly consequences...

RIVER OF NO RETURN »

From early childhood Frances Daingangan, a 45-year-old Yolngu woman, dreamed of being a movie star - a dream that came true when Rolf de Heer cast her in the film TEN CANOES...