Affairs of the Mind
Kyla Brettle


Radio Eye, Australia, 2002
TCF Winners
Family, International, Love
48 07


Affairs of the Mind is a personal and confrontational story exploring the nature of jealousy and the parameters of infidelity.

The documentary follows a private detective, Steve Murray, through the process of a marital investigation that tracks his client's transition from doubt to certainty. Along the way we examine why Murray himself is drawn to this line of work and discover what his vengeful and mostly female clients are really getting for their money.

Affairs of the Mind won the Best New Artist Award in the 2002 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. 


Kyla Brettle is an independent media practitioner with a focus in audio documentary production. She is currently a lecturer in radio & communication at RMIT University and the online producer for ABC Radio National's music unit. Since 1997, Kyla has produced stories across audio, online, screen, and print media. She has recorded programs from remote and urban Australia and also from South Africa and Afghanistan. Her work has been well recognised both internationally and at home. Kyla started lecturing and studio teaching in 2005, she has two undergraduate degrees, and is enrolled in postgraduate study.


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