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Rachel Gardner: Lion Man, April Strings and more...

Interview – 2010

Producer Rachel Gardner studied at the London School of Economics, and worked as a journalist at the BBC. After returning downunder in 2002 she moved into producing: her work on hit show The Lion Man resulted in an invitation to spend time as Head of Drama at Great Southern Film and Television. Gardner has also worked with Angela Littlejohn on a run of short films, plus features Apron Strings and Show of Hands.

In this ScreenTalk, Gardner talks about:

  • A hilarious story about a disastrous academic interview
  • How she started out in the film and television industry
  • What it was like working on international success story The Lion Man
  • How she juggled family, a new baby and a grueling work schedule to produce The Pretender
  • Her experiences producing successful short films Truant and Fog
  • Why feature film Apron Strings worked so well for her
  • Behind-the-scenes dramas on TV series The Cult
  • How Million Dollar Catch came about

This video was first uploaded on 14 December 2010, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – James Coleman