Breaking the Mould Documentary

Breaking the Mould is an independent documentary which consists interviews with a diverse array of Australian artists and bands, reflecting on their experiences and sharing their opinions about the role of gender in Australian music since the 1950s.

“Brilliant. Such a thoughtful contemporary examination of gender in Australian music.”
Lindy Morrison [Order of Australia Medal, Drummer of The Go-Betweens, PPCA & Support Act]

Inspired by Lindy Morrison’s legendary documentary, Australian Women in Rock & Pop Music which was released in 1995.

The documentary features interviews with:

  • The Jezabels
  • Katie Noonan
  • The Grates
  • Jebediah
  • Abbe May
  • Stonefield
  • Grace Knight (Eurogliders)
  • Regurgitator
  • Mia Dyson
  • Mental As Anything

Breaking the Mould celebrates the evolution of gender and how it has shaped Australian music by creating a national conversation.

“Congratulations Jessie and all your crew! An important piece of work. The generosity and humanness of all the artists was captured beautifully. Powerful story of positive growth in participation and confidence in the past 20 years of Australian women making music. It also made me super dooper proud of Brisbane music!!!!! The Grates, Quan, Babaganouj, Katie Noonan 💛💛💛#allthebadass #breakingthemould ”