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2014-2015 Indigenous production

Feature Production  | TV Drama Production  |  Documentary Production


Indigenous Feature Production

GOLDSTONE
90mins
Dark Matter Media Pty Ltd
Genre
Mystery, Western
Producers David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Executive Producers Trevor Kennedy, Oliver Lawrence, Scott Otto Anderson, Craig Deeker
Director / Writer Ivan Sen
Australian Distributor Transmission Films
International Sales Arclight Films International
Synopsis Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) investigates a dangerous new case in an outback mining town.

SPEAR
84mins
Arenamedia Pty Ltd
Genre
Dance
Producer John Harvey
Executive Producers Robert Connolly, Liz Kearney
Director Stephen Page
Writer Justin Monjo, Stephen Page
Synopsis Djali, a young Aboriginal man, sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern day world. He sees the problems being faced by Aboriginal men in remote and urban communities. As he struggles to find his place, he becomes awaken to a spiritual force within, guiding him on his journey into manhood

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Indigenous TV Drama Production

LITTLE J & BIG CUZ
13 x 12mins
Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd 
Producer Ned Lander
Executive Producer Jenny Lalor, Lisa Norris

Director Tony Thorne
Writers Leah Purcell, Beck Cole, Adrian Russell Wills
Broadcaster NITV  
Synopsis An animated series for Indigenous children across Australia aged from 4 to 6 years, their parents, teachers and the wider community.

Special Initiative: Exchange – Indigenous Short Drama Production

BOAT
11mins
Mravicic Films Pty Ltd 
Producer Belinda Mravicic
Director Dylan River
Writers Bruce Pascoe
Australian Distributor Mravicic Films
International Sales Mravicic Films
Synopsis They were Australia's bad days. Men killed other men and laughed. All that was left for the children of the dead was to remember. If they had the strength.

NAN AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE
15mins
Magpie Pictures Pty Ltd 
Producer John Harvey
Director Margaret Harvey
Writer Sue McPherson
Synopsis Nan tries to avoid trouble so she can hold onto an old family tradition, but tradition needs Trouble for this family to stay together.

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Indigenous Documentary Production

THE PANTHER WITHIN
53mins
JOTZ Productions Pty Ltd
Producer
Tom Zubrycki
Directors / Writer Edoardo Crismani
Broadcaster SBS, NITV
Synopsis Filmmaker Edoardo Crismani and his mother Barbara embark on a quest to find out her father Joe Murray’s country. Joe was an Aboriginal boxer and vaudevillian who was also known as “The Black Panther” in the boxing ring.  He never revealed where he came from and the family feel that now is the time to find out.  Together, mother and son journey across the land to libraries, researchers and Aboriginal elders with the hope of shedding light on Joe’s life and finding their connections.  This is a personal story about courage and the talents of a famous lightweight boxer and vaudevillian who is unknown by history.  It is also a story of the impact that Australia’s race relations have upon a family through two generations, and how to connect back and allow future generations to carry the torch forward proudly.

BULUNU MILKARRI
25mins
Aboriginal Resource & Development Services
Producers
Gaia Osborne, Keith Djiniyini Dhamarrandji
Director Sylvia Nulpinditj
Writers Sylvia Nulpinditj, Gaia Osborne
Broadcaster NITV
Synopsis One woman's journey to learn an endangered songline from remote Arnhem Land that explores cycles of death, life, rain, tears, and the replenishment and abundance of land, sea and spirit, and the quest to ensure this ancient songline is practiced for generations to come.

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