A Cut Above: Jill Bilcock and Enhancing the Director’s Vision
Jill Bilcock ASE has worked with directors that include Baz Luhrmann, Sam Mendes, Shekhar Kapur, Fred Schepisi, Kriv Stenders, Jocelyn Moorhouse and P.J.Hogan and on films that traverse big budget Hollywood fare to more humble local productions. Her credits include: Blue Dog, Red Dog, The Dressmaker, Mental, Catch a Fire, Road to Perdition, Japanese Story, Moulin Rouge!, The Dish, Elizabeth, Romeo+Juliet, How to Make an American Quilt, Muriel's Wedding, Strictly Ballroom and Dogs in Space. Jill has reached the highest levels of achievement in film editing which includes an Academy Award nomination, 5 BAFTA nominations, multiple AFI awards and she is the winner of an AFI (USA) and an American Cinema Editors award.
Versatile, tenacious and gracious, director’s line up to have Jill cut their films. In an interview with Melbourne's Age newspaper in relation to responses to her work Jill noted, "When Moulin Rouge came out, I was described as the Bruce Lee of editing and someone else said the film looked like it had been cut by a Russian serial killer on crack. Now my work on Road to Perdition is being described as 'stately' by the Los Angeles Times…” For Jill her task and focus is to embrace and enhance the director’s vision.
Jill will share her approach to the craft of editing and how she chooses the projects she works on with host James Hewison, shedding insight into one of the most enigmatic yet integral departments on a film.
Fridays* at 6pm
*Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material.
Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2015 program.
Talks & Performances
AFTRS Friday on My Mind
Talks and Performances
6 Mar - 20 Nov
Friday on My Mind is a series of talks curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries.