Spectacle Director Showcase: Paul Goldman

In celebration of our Spectacle exhibition, we’re interviewing Australian filmmakers who have created some of our country’s most iconic music videos to date.

Paul Goldman is an acclaimed filmmaker who directed the seminal Australian films Suburban Mayhem and Australian Rules. He also has over 200 music videos under his belt, including clips for Elvis Costello, Kylie Minogue, Crowded House and Silverchair (just to name a few).

In his interview with us, Paul candidly discusses the early stages of his career, filmmaking techniques and working with Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party and The Reels:

Stay tuned to hear about the filmmaking experiences of other prominent Australian music video directors.

Full versions of the Spectacle Director Showcase will be made available in the Australian Mediatheque.


Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition is a historic collection of clips, recreated sets, props and costumes that spans the history of music videos. Opens Thursday 26 September and closes Sunday 23 February. 

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