A WILD RIDE
As a young photographer in the early 1990s, Elise was riding the wave of new independent cinema, shooting stills for acclaimed Australian films like Broken Highway (Laurie McInnes, 1994), Bedevil (Tracey Moffatt, 1993) and Traps (Pauline Chan, 1994).
But when the script for Priscilla fell in her lap, and Elise met writer-director Stephan Elliott, she sensed this project was going to be a visual feast and she leapt at the opportunity.
The NFSA holds in its collection a set of 191 Priscilla colour transparencies photographed by Elise on the production, many never-before seen. For Elise, all these years later, it’s the rare behind-the-scenes images that capture the true flavour of her Priscilla experience, a bonding ‘wild ride’ for cast and crew.
You can see examples in the image gallery below: