Tale of Ruby Rose (1987)

Session 3: Tale of Ruby Rose (1987) – directed by Roger Scholes

In the wild and isolated wilderness of the Tasmanian highlands, Ruby Rose is overcome by her phobic fear of darkness. Ruby cries out to the elemental spirits that surround her. She is driven to take a harrowing journey out of the mountains to seek help from her lost grandmother.

The Tale of Ruby Rose is Roger Schole’s first feature film and was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1987 and won 4 critics prizes including Best Actress and Best Director.




Where: Woodbridge Community Hall
When:  Saturday 17th September
Time: 7.30pm
Speaker:  Director, Roger Scholes
Session Time: 100 mins


Bio of Director ROGER SCHOLES

Roger has been an independent film and television maker for 30 years. Of his 20 released films many have received critical acclaim.

The documentary HOME OF THE BRAVE won First Prize at the 1993 International ITVA American Film Awards, First Prize at the 1992 Mobie Awards, the documentary THE VALLEY won Best Film – Media at the 1992 Atom Awards and a  1992 United Nation Media Peace Award, the cinema feature THE COOLBAROO CLUB won the 1996 Human Rights Award for Media and the Honourable Mention at the 1993 Columbus International Film Festival, the 3 hour teleseries THE HUMAN JOURNEY won the 2000 Eureka Prize for Science Media and Best Film - Education at the

2000 Atom Awards. The 3 hour teleseries STORIES FROM THE STONE AGE gained a record viewership for ABC TV, S4c and Channel4. His documentary series LAST PORT OF CALL and FUTURE SHACK gained the highest documentary rating for the ABC in 2005 with 1.2 million viewers and recent series THE PASSIONATE APPRENTICES gained the highest Inside Australia slot rating ever for SBS TV.

He is now working with a number of groups including IRIS PICTURES, ROAR FILM, SPEYER UK on a slate of films - a feature film SECRET COVE, a history television series RIDERS ON THE STORM, a history televison series CONVICTS IN PARADISE, a documentary in Papua New Guinea, MY RIVER, MY PEOPLE, a drama-opera-doco in New York, and a 5 part teleseries THIS IS MY SCHOOL and a 1/2 hour Compass documentary CHRISTMAS PLAY ON CAPE BARREN.

Roger has worked as a lecturer and tutor for many institutions including the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the VCA film school, Film Victoria, the Australian Film Commission, Screen Tasmania, Latrobe University and has served as a board member for the Swinburne Film School [now the VCA] and Screen Tasmania.