Filing news film in the dungeons of Channel Seven Melbourne was how Yvonne got her start in the industry in the late 70’s.
She worked in several support departments of the TV station before Jenifer Hooks asked her to join Shirl’s Neighbourhood as a Production Assistant/Production Manager/Associate Producer in 1979. As a tiny production team with little to no production experience – the group still managed to produce 5 half hour shows per week. Yvonne thanks Jenifer for this start which grew from there to become her life and career.
Working in mainstream film production Yvonne recalls Margot McDonald as a wise and generous confidante and her “go to” person for advice about all manner of production matters.
Through Margot, Yvonne worked on her first feature film as Production Manager on Garbo.
Since then the credits have rolled for Yvonne who has been the Production Manager on titles including Angel Baby, Muggers, Predestination, My Brother Jack and After the Deluge.
As a Line Producer Yvonne has been involved in projects including Winchester, Jungle, Jack Irish, Mental and Chopper whilst as a Co-Producer Yvonne helped bring to life The Circuit, Stone Brothers and The King’s Daughter.
Producing multi award winning documentary Paper Dolls: Australian Pinups of WW2 was a love project for Yvonne who worked on the project over several years with talented Writer/Director and close friend Angela Buckingham. It also gave her the chance to meet the women who participated in the documentary - including Adelie Hurley, the daughter of Australia's second official First World War photographer Frank Hurley.