Released in 1994 and directed by Stephan Elliott, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a drag queen road trip film that won awards for Best Costume Design at both the Oscars and BAFTA awards. Shot in a variety of locations around Australia, the film features actors Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terrance Stamp.
Hugo Weaving was born April 4th, 1960 in Nigeria, as the middle sibling of three children. Much of his early life was spent travelling between Great Britain, Nigeria, and Australia, until his family finally settled down in Sydney. While in Sydney, Weaving attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, one of the premier acting colleges in the world.
Initially begun as a passion project among members of Berlin’s gay film industry, the XPOSED Queer Film Festival is pleased to celebrate a decade of showcasing LGBT films with its 10th film festival. XPOSED kicks off four days of queer film on May 21st in what is sure to be an unforgettable jubilee of gay themed film.
Australian screenwriter and director Stephan Elliott was born in 1964 in Sydney. He entered film making at the perfect time, joining in the Australian film industry boom of the 1980s. Starting as an assistant director, Elliott quickly gained the experience he needed in order to start directing his own films. He found success early with his first two films, Frauds and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in the early 1990s.