#5 minutes with
5 minutes with Gracie Otto
Gracie May Otto
Place of birth?
BBQ cooking smell
Top three beaches?
Bondi Beach, Sydney; Venice Beach, LA; La Croisette, Cannes
Best beauty advice you've been given?
Stay out of the sun!
Beauty products you can't live without?
Peter Thomas Roth Mascara
What are 5 things that are always in your handbag?
3x Phones, Keys, Wallet, Passport, Wooden Cat Carving
Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge
Women you most admire?
Directors – Gillian Armstrong, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Miranda July, Julie Delpy, Susanne Bier; and designer Catherine Martin.
Advice you would give to the next generation of women?
Work hard, believe in yourself, and never give up on your ambitions.
What qualities in women inspire you?
Intelligence, resilience and a sense of humour
Where do you look for inspiration?
Music. To be creative I have to first discover the song, then I can create the images. I collect film soundtracks.
I am secretly addicted to?
Dried Mango and big macs.
What are three words to describe your work?
Cinematic, Passionate, Collaborative
Work you are most proud of?
My debut feature The Last Impresario.