Jane Castle ACS, daughter of trailblazing Australian filmmaker, Lilias Fraser, tells the epic tale of her mother’s extraordinary life, her career and their challenging relationship.
Driven by the need to understand and heal from their shared trauma, director/cinematographer Jane Castle ACS digs deep using the rich textures of a stunning, unseen part of Australia’s cinematic history.
Tenacious, enthusiastic and ambitious, Lilias overcame huge systemic and personal obstacles to make over 40 films in her lifetime. But her success came at a cost – the early trauma that drove her also saw her unravel over time.
Deeply moving and searingly honest, When the Camera Stopped Rolling reveals both the light and dark of this proto-feminist icon and unique mother-daughter team. The triumphs and turbulence of their careers and their relationship are captured with clarity and compassion, set against a rich tapestry of stunning visuals and sound.