1988, 24 Minutes
Storymakers: Colin Thiele explores the world of one of Australia's best loved and most prolific writers.
Internationally known author of over 70 children’s novels, Colin Thiele discusses the writer’s craft with Jonathon Appleton, a school student and head of a Thiele fan club. Colin’s natural affinity with his audience is evident throughout the interview.
Colin Thiele’s books are rich in scenes that elicit vision and mood - the filmic quality of his material can be seen in the success of Storm Boy. The program also features some scenes from his novels including the classic Sun on the Stubble and Jodie’s Journey intercut with Colin’s reflections on his work, as he answers letters and talks with Jonathon.
Colin Thiele’s lifetime achievements inspire a love for writing and a desire for reading in children and adults alike.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Aviva Ziegler
Running Time: 24 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification