Welcome to the Chauvel Cinema website – a movie/book/location blog. It highlights the places where Charles Chauvel’s films were made, and the biography I am completing; “The Life and Cinema of Charles Chauvel”.

There were many feature films made in Australia from 20’s to the late 50’s, the forerunners who ‘blazed the trail’ for today’s Australian Film Industry; my father, Charles Chauvel was one of them. He and my mother, Elsa, formed a unique husband-and-wife working partnership that made a significant contribution to the Australian Film Industry.  more… >

Charles Chauvel made his feature films in many parts of Australia, some becoming part of the local folklore. Chauvel was passionately Australian and known to have a keen sense of place. Follow with me his unique film making trail, as we find some of these places. I hope to change the location every two months, with a new  story and photos. Who knows? You might find a movie had been made in your district/town or patch of country, and is now part of our cinema history. — Susanne Chauvel Carlsson

Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award 2012

Susanne Chauvel Carlsson (1930-2013) was 2012’s recipient of our Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award. Read more about her preservation efforts and her parents’ legacy.


3 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Russell Kilbey @ Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:55:05 +0000:

    Charles and Elsa are one of our greatest inspirations. For the last 3 years we have been making a feature documentary on the Carlon family and their connection to the last mob of brumbies in the Blue Mountains. It is called “The Man from Coxs River”. The star Luke Carlon is the great great nephew of Bernard O’Reilly who wrote Green Mountain which “Sons of Mathew is based on. Bert Carlon his father was the horse master on that film. Thought you’d like to know. Russell Kilbey and Amy Scully For more info go to http//:www.themanfromcoxsriver.com

  2. Vic Camilleri @ Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:36:58 +0000:

    Hello I have tried to contact you via the Contact page but I was rejected. Rather than type out my long message again my I please direct you to my website which explains what I do. http://www.vicsflicks.info Simply put I am seeking permission to show your fathers great classic movies to disadvantaged groups free-of-charge. I have spoken to the NFSA and they can assist with the loan of some movies and charge a reasonable fee for screening. I would prefer to purchase a DVD. The question is; who has the rights to screen these great movies and how does one get in touch with them?

  3. Richard Dobrenov @ Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:08:28 +0000:

    Hi Susanne My name is Richard Dobrenov and I am the Dean of Students 7-9 here at your Dad’s old School, The Southport School. I am looking at writing an article on famous Old Boys and was wondering if I could trouble you for some information about Charles particularly his School days. There is plenty of information about his professional life on the web but I am particularly interested in his School days and beyond. If you have any photos that you could share I would be most appreciative and promise to send back once I have scanned them. Please feel free to contact me via email at Richard.Dobrenov@tss.qld.edu.au if you are able to help. Warm regards Richard

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