AFTRS is delighted to present another edition of free Friday on My Mind weekly talks at ACMI in 2014.

Friday on My Mind 2014 kicks off on February 21 with Academy and BAFTA award winning costume designer Tim Chappel as the first guest for the year and two new hosts: Sue Maslin and Ewan Burnett.

So swing by at 5:00pm and immerse yourself in entertaining conversations that reveal the creative process of some of Australia's most outstanding screen practitioners.
Free to all, courtesy of AFTRS and ACMI.

Dressing Up The Story: The Fabulous Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Tim Chappel
In 1995, with his co-creative Lizzie Gardiner, Tim Chappel earned an Academy Award (amongst many others) for the costumes they created for the 1994 cult classic, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. After the stellar success of 'Priscilla', Tim spent many years designing for Hollywood screen projects including a number of feature films such as; Lovewrecked, Into the Sun, Red Riding Hood, Miss Congeniality, The Simian Line, Brave New World and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Tim has also worked with Missy Elliott, Cher and Matchbox 20 on music videos and on TV projects that include: V.I.P, High Society and Kathy and Mo. Twelve years after the phenomenal success of 'Priscilla ' Lizzie and Tim joined forces again back in Australia, for the stage version of the film that ended up playing right across Australia, New Zealand, London, Toronto, New York and Brazil earning them another armful of awards, including: a Tony, a Green Room award and Laurence Oliver and Helpmann awards to name just a few.

Since Tim's return to Australia he has conjured up designs for the 2010 season of The Sapphires stage show and PJ Hogan’s feature film Mental, which earned him a Best Costume Design AACTA award nomination. Tim will join Sue Maslin and director Jocelyn Moorhouse as Costume Designer of the forthcoming feature film, The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis. Tim describes himself as a "choreographer of the eye" and in conversation with Sue, he will share the experiences that have led to brilliant costumes for both stage and screen in Australia, Hollywood and beyond.

Friday February 21
Doors open 5:00pm
ACMI (Federation Square Melbourne)

*Tickets can be picked up from 10AM at the ACMI ticket office.

About the hosts

Ewan Burnett

Ewan Burnett runs Burberry Productions and has worked in the Australian film and television industry for over 33 years. His extensive Producer and Executive Producer credits include the telemovie The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, series Small Time Gangster and Last Man Standing, mini-series Kangaroo Palace, Bootleg and The Farm and children’s series Dead Gorgeous, Animalia, The Wayne Manifesto, Eugénie Sandler PI, Short Cuts, Fergus McPhail and Sleepover Club. His productions have won a BAFTA, an EMMY, a LOGIE, three AFI, four ATOM and three AWGIE awards. He has also successfully produced stage productions and has served on a number of boards and committees.

Sue Maslin

Sue Maslin is no stranger to FOMM having been a previous guest and presenter. She brings with her an extensive knowledge of the screen sector gained over 30 years as a producer of feature films, documentaries and digital media. Credits include award winning productions such as Michael Kirby – Don't Forget The Justice Bit; Rekindling Venus – In Plain Sight; Japanese Story and Hunt Angels. Sue has a Masters in Screen Arts and Business (AFTRS 2013) and has been actively engaged with Australian screen culture for many years, including as Patron of WIFT Victoria and more recently as Chair of the Natalie Miller Fellowship.

"I am delighted to join co-presenter Ewan Burnett to continue the FOMM conversation with some of Australia's most talented screen practitioners and get to the heart of their creative practice ".