Director - FOOTPRINTS ON OUR LAND
Pat Fiske of Bower Bird Films Pty. Ltd. has been producing and directing films since the early 1970s and has been a prominent member of Australia’s independent filmmaking community. In 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Stanley Hawes Award for her outstanding contribution to the documentary industry in Australia at the Australian Documentary Conference in Perth. In the 1970s and 80s, she was on the boards of Filmnews and ASDA. In 2001-2002 Pat was a Documentary Consultant at SBS Independent for 18 months. And she was Co-Head of the Documentary Department at AFTRS with Mitzi Goldman from 2002 to 2008. For many years she worked as a curator for Australian Screen Online. Her extensive filmography includes producer of LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL, SCARLET ROAD, RIVER OF NO RETURN, BEATS ACROSS BORDERS, SELLING SICKNESS, and BUSINESS BEHIND BARS: a two part series which won a 2001 Walkley Award. She was director/producer of FOLLOWING THE FENCELINE, ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS (a history of the NSW Builders Laborers’ Federation and the Green Bans) and AN ARTIST IN EDEN. Pat Fiske was the director of DOC (a portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt), FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE (a portrait of Professor Fred Hollows), AUSTRALIA DAZE, NIGHT PATROL, ENDO WHAT?, and co-director of LARRIKIN LAD, WOOLLOOMOOLOO, and LEAPING OFF THE EDGE.