Part Four: Directors
The Oral History program provides personal recollections of careers in film, TV, radio or recorded sound. This week we’re featuring recent Oral History interviews with actors, musicians, journalists and film crew. Today we’re looking at directors.
Read an outline of the interviews below, and listen to excerpts or the full interviews embedded from SoundCloud.
Mark Joffe is a film and television director who has been working in the industry since 1981.
In Part 1 of the interview, Mark talks about his early years in filmmaking, learning his craft at Crawford Productions, and working on shows like Carson’s Law, Special Squad and Neighbours. His first major directing work was on the mini-series The Great Bookie Robbery (1986), for which he won an AFI Award.
In this excerpt, Mark talks about rehearsing on set, incorporating input from actors and the importance of being objective: