Mary Callaghan, film and Greetings from Wollongong

Mary Callaghan: | Posters & Graphic Design | Steel City Pictures |   Steel City Pictures was launched in 1979 by Australian artist and film director Mary Callaghan as a vehicle to assist with production of the social realist drama Greetings from Wollongong. Written and directed by Mary, this 45 minute colour film was released in 1982 to much critical acclaim, and some local consternation from the Wollongong lord mayor Frank Arkell, who objected to elements of the film's critical portrayal of a day in the life of 'his' city. Aspects of Callaghan's career in film prior to the creation of Steel City Pictures, and of the development of Greetings from Wollongong from 1979 through to its premiere in 1982, are outlined below, along with references to associated promotional and fundraising materials such as posters and student newspaper advertisements. Michael Callaghan, Greetings from Wollongong , screenprint, Redback Graphix, Wollongong, 1982. A young film maker