TIDAL VOLUME: INTERVIEW WITH MAYA HODGE AND JARRA KARALINAR STEEL
This is a film I made with Footscray Community Arts, about two amazing Aboriginal artists: Maya Hodge and Jarra Karalinar Steel, reflecting on their recent residency.
THE TORCH: BANJ BANJ NAWNTA ANIMATION
This film was such a joy to work on with the Torch, who do such vital and amazing work with Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria. Indigenous Australians make up around 2% of the Australian adult population but represent 28% of the national adult prison population. It was so great to be able to work with the artists and their stories on this project.
MAREE CLARKE POSSUM SKIN CLOAK WEAVING
This was a small project I directed for Maree about her possum skin cloak weaving practice, so much fun working with her and all the volunteers, amazing work !
LET’S TALK TREATY
Another film I directed and edited with John Harding, a really interesting Vox Pop on the streets of Melbourne.
IN OUR LIFETIME: ABORIGINAL CHRISTIANS TALKING
I made this film with Whitley College as part of their Story Weaving: Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology conference.
NITV OUR STORIES: CULTURAL ACTIVIST MAREE CLARKE
This film was directed by myself and produced by Indigenous screenwriter and producer Richard Jameson of Wirrim Media in 2018. It's a really lovely work commissioned by NITV for their 'Our Stories' series, Maree's work and commitment to cultural reclamation really shines through.
TUNNERMINNERWAIT & MAULBOYHEENNER
Writer, playwright, filmmaker John Harding directed this film responding to the story of Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenne, two Lutruwita (Tasmanian) men, were convicted of the murder of two whale-hunters in the Western Port area. On 20 January 1842 they became the first people hanged at the old Melbourne goal. In court most accused people were not allowed to give evidence in their own defence and not at all if they were ‘ignorant’ of a ‘Supreme Being’ - God (Davies, 1987: 317). The whale-hunter killing seems to be in a retaliation of the killing of one of their party Probelattener by William Watson.
I made this film for artist Dr Elisabeth Weissensteiner, I really loved working on this piece with Elisabeth, it gave me such a great opportunity to work across different mediums.
The neurobiologist and philosopher Francisco Varela describes research in the neurosciences as a mirror chamber, as self-perception and perception of nature are like mirrors turned on each other. MIRROR BRAIN is a moving image sequence which is projected top down from the ceiling.
Viewers have to "catch" the images in a vessel - the Brain Shell. The projection consists of slowly superimposing pictures, text fragments, and sounds, all derived from neurobiological research sources and Elisabeth's personal photo archive.
You can see more of Elisabeths' work online here.
This film was made with the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group in response to the Governments apology to Indigenous people.
MAREE CLARKE: BORN OF THE LAND
I made this film with Maree Clarke, I love that I could help Maree realise her vision for this piece, an important work showing Indigenous connection to country is in the blood.