Serious Undertakings (1983)

Woman's V/O: She wanted to make a film about childcare
Man's V/O: I'd rather make a film about the Baader-Meinhof than about childcare

Rouben Mamoulian Prize Best Short Film, 1983 Sydney International Film Festival (judges, Ken Wlaschin, Director, London Film Festival, Linda Myles, British Film Institute,  Peter Greenway, film director) • 1983 Greater Union Award for Best Film in General Category, Sydney International Film Festival • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Experimental Film, Non-feature Section • Australian Film Institute, nominations for Best Script, Best Direction in Non-feature Awards Section • Honourable Mention, American Film Festival, New York, 1983 * Screened:, Edinburgh Film Festival, 1983, London International Film Festival, 1983, Tyneside Film Festival 1983, University Film & Video Association Conference, North Texas State University 1983, Festival d’Automne, Paris 1983, Figueira da Foz, Portugal 1983, Melbourne 1983, International Film Festival, Rotterdam 1983, San Francisco 1983, Sceaux 1983, Ann Arbor 1983, Hong Kong 1984, ‘Australian alternatives’ program, NFT, London 1984, International Women’s Filmforum, Nairobi 1985, US Film Festival, Salt Lake City, 1986, ‘Antipodes’ ICA London, 1988, ‘Going for Independents’, NFT London 1988; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2010, Sydney International Film Festival, 2017

Reviews/Discussion:

Helen Johnson, ‘Helen Grace, Serious Undertakings, 1983’ Frieze Masters 4, 2015, 92
Sylvia Lawson ‘Serious Undertakings:Demolitions, Deconstructions’ (Framework, No. 24, Spring 1984): Sylvia Lawson, ‘Seriously Undertaken’ (Filmnews, Vol. 13, No. 3 March 1983)
Meaghan Morris : ‘Worth A Serious Look ‘ (Australian Financial Review, 13th April, 1983)
Debra Daley: Serious Undertakings (Art Network, No. 10, Winter 1983) 
Ross Harley: ‘Neither Here Nor There? A Dossier Around Serious Undertakings’ in Botsman P & Harley R. (eds) Local Consumption, Series 5, Sex, Politics, Representation (Sydney, 1984)
Felicity Collins:’ Reading Against the Grain: Independent Feminist Filmmaking and the Black Hole’ (Filmnews, Vol 13, No 11/12, Nov/Dec 1983 p12-13) 
Catriona Moore & Colette Hoeben.: Serious Undertakings: An Inventory of Old Wives Tales  in Blonski, Creed, Freiberg: Don't Shoot Darling: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia (Greenhouse, 1987)