I grew up partly in suburban Australia, partly in a magical world. My father directed films, and I would often join the travelling circus: hanging out round the trailers, eating the cream buns from on set catering and often dressing up as an extra. As a young girl I listened in tears as Bill Kerr read the story of Mowgli in Gallipoli, was at the barn raising in Witness and painted the backdrop of the school play in Dead Poets Society.
Both the US Vogue and Vogue Australia had fashion shoots inspired by Picnic in their March 2015 issues. An article I wrote interviewing my father on the process of making the film appeared in Vogue Australia and is reprinted below.