Sue's most recent feature film, the smash hit, The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis, became one of the highest grossing Australian films of all time. The Dressmaker received the highest number of nominations at the 2015 Australian Academy Awards, winning five awards including the coveted “People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film”.
Sue is committed to engaging audiences with ideas that matter. Producing credits include: Road To Nhill (1997 Thessaloniki International Film Festival Best Feature Film); Japanese Story (2003 Australian Film Institute Best Feature Film), and Hunt Angels (2006 Australian Film Institute Best Feature Documentary Film).
Sue established Film Art Media in 2008 with Daryl Dellora, producing and distributing screen content across several platforms, with a focus on blue chip documentaries. Titles include Harry Seidler Modernist, Michael Kirby – Don’t Forget the Justice Bit, and The Edge of The Possible: Jorn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House, winner of the Golden Plaque at the Chicago International Television Competition. Film Art Media’s most recent documentary, Jill Bilcock- The Art of Editing, received the award for Best Documentary Biography at the 2017 Australian Teachers of Media Awards.
Sue is a passionate advocate for enhancing the roles of women both on screen and behind the camera in an effort to reflect a greater diversity of stories by and about women.
She is Patron of Women in Film and Television (Victoria) and the President of the Natalie Miller Fellowship, an organisation dedicated to inspiring leadership and increasing the participation of women in the screen industry.
She was awarded the RMIT University Medal for her services as Adjunct Professor of the School of Media & Communication in 2017. She has been a long time mentor and in 2012 she received the inaugural Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry.
Reviewed 12 July 2019