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    Writer, Producer and Director Jocelyn Moorhouse

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    ABC Brisbane's Rebecca Levingston


Jocelyn Moorhouse: Unconditional Love CANCELLED

In Conversation with ABC Radio's Rebecca Levingston

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Due to a family emergency, Jocelyn will no longer be able to appear at the Brisbane Powerhouse on June 4 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Australian writer, producer and director Jocelyn Moorhouse sits down with ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston to talk from the heart, with humour and intelligence about her recently released book, Unconditional Love.

Director of The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving, as well as Proof, How to Make an American Quilt and A Thousand Acres, and producer of husband P.J. Hogan’s Australian classic, Muriel’s Wedding, Jocelyn’s career has had many highs. Yet, in the middle of it all, she gave up her work to care for her two children diagnosed as autistic.

Unconditional Love is a compelling memoir about the road to balancing filmmaking, motherhood and marriage.

Join us for this honest chat about the loves in her life and obstacles she has encountered.

Writers+Ideas is supported by EY and O’Neill Architecture


A beguiling memoir, written from the heart, revealing a life lived truly.

Cate Blanchett

An exquisite and often heartbreaking balancing act of storyteller, wife and mother. A memoir told with the love, joy and images that make Jocelyn’s films so special.

Rachel Griffiths

Unconditional Love is a shining example of the strength of mothers. Jocelyn’s sensitivity and humour made me fall in love with her passion for filmmaking and her family. Her resilience is inspiring and beautiful.

Nicole Kidman

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Rebecca Levingston - Host

Rebecca Levingston was quite happily delivering daily traffic reports to ABC listeners, before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the producer's seat for Richard Fidler. Her life hasn't been the same since.

She grew up in North Queensland and for many dedicated years, was sure her future lay in ballroom dancing or on the netball court. She was wrong and somehow ended up studying Hotel Management and Japanese on the Gold Coast. A year of life in Japan and the UK taught her that people are infinitely interesting creatures and the seed of journalism was planted. It was only after a year of work in America that Rebecca decided her HECS debt should be bigger and she returned to university to study journalism.

Now she has a piece of paper that gives her permission to ask lots of questions and she's pretty happy about that. She’s asked many a question on Queensland Evenings and ABC Brisbane Drive and in 2016 Rebecca started asking all the questions on Weekends. In 2019, Rebecca will continue to ask questions when she presents Mornings on ABC Radio Brisbane. When she’s not at work, Rebecca switches roles and can be found answering the many questions asked by her two little boys.

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