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Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Jocelyn Moorhouse has a successful career as a gifted scriptwriter and film director, as well as a maintaining a marriage and a family of four children. How did she do it? Her memoir is a moving story of growing up with adoring parents and siblings. She knew early on that she wanted to be a filmmaker, and her dreams were encouraged by her family and by her teachers. Meeting P.J. Hogan, becoming parents and filmmakers together was a turning point. But when they discovered that two of their children were autistic, Jocelyn’s life turned upside down. In Unconditional Love, she talks from the heart, with humour and intelligence, about her fears for her children, the highs and lows in her international career, about Hollywood and home, and about her love for what she does best—filmmaking and motherhood.

Jocelyn Moorhouse
About the Author

Jocelyn Moorhouse, award-winning screenplay writer and film director, was born in Melbourne in 1960. She has directed numerous films, including Proof, How to Make an American Quilt, A Thousand Acres and The Dressmaker. She has produced some of her husband P.J. Hogan’s films, including Muriel’s Wedding and Mental. They have four children, two of...

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16 April 2019
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Praise for Jocelyn Moorhouse
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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.’

‘A darkly clever Australian drama…Miss Moorhouse’s direction is as crisply controlled as her characters’ banter, and as quietly insidious in its own way.’

‘An enormously compelling character study.’

‘The triumph of the prodigal daughter.’

‘A truly wonderful book, a heartfelt achievement. I read it over two days, unable to put it down.’

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

‘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.’

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  • Unconditional Love
    ISBN: 9781925774290
    16 April 2019
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