When the Camera Stopped Rolling: giving Lilias Fraser the recognition she deserves

Lilias Fraser is a name all Australian film buffs should know – her daughter Jane Castle delivers a fitting tribute to a complicated woman.

Buried stories have a habit of unearthing themselves in unexpected ways.

Cinematographer-turned-director Jane Castle didn’t set out to make a deeply personal documentary about her mother, the pioneering but obscured filmmaker Lilias Fraser. In fact, Castle had pretty much walked away from cinema, after a career that included shooting features such as Fistful of Flies (1996) and music videos for the likes of Prince, U2 and INXS. Instead, she intended on digging into that smallest of metaphysical questions: What happens after we’re gone?

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