The girl in question is photographer Carol Jerems. The film’s story begins in 1971 and, as Jerems barely outlived the decade, the portrait doubles as a striking evocation of the turbulent 70s as seen from bohemian Melbourne and Sydney.
Written and Directed by Kathy Drayton.
Produced by Helen Bowden, Toi-Toi Films.
Commissioned by Amanda Duthie, ABC Television.
Winner 2005 Best Australian Short Documentary at Film Critics Circle of Australia
Nominee 2005 Best Documentary at AFI Awards
Nominee 2005 Best Director Documentary at AFI Awards
Winner 2006 Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Documentary at Sydney Film Festival
Winner 2006 Dendy Award for Best Documentary at Sydney Film Festival
Winner 2006 Rose D'Or Award at Montreux Television Festival
'Miro was very astute in her feedback and assisted us in winnowing the material into a strong narrative arc. She was intelligent, sensitive and thoughtful and worked well with the writer/director Kathy Drayton.'
- Helen Bowden (producer), Girl in a Mirror, 29 October 2012.