CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADING INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS & INDUSTRY PEERS...
Shining a spotlight on the practice of Indigenous filmmaking and storytelling in Australia Black Talk is the latest addition to AFTRS' renown public programs, curated and hosted by the AFTRS Indigenous Unit.
BLACK TALK #3: SUNDAY, JUNE 12 2016
A Double Bill: Indigeneity and Australian Screen Storytelling
On Sunday June 12 AFTRS' Black Talk pops up at the Sydney Film Festival as a double bill.
Session 1 (4pm- 5pm) showcases producers David Jowsey, Ned Lander and Screen Australia Development Executive Louise Gough
Session 2 (5pm-6pm) features leading Indigenous filmmakers Ivan Sen, Sterlin Harjo and Dylan River discussing their craft and storytelling approaches.
- Session 1 moderated by Kyas Sherriff (AFTRS Head of Indigenous)
- Session 2 moderated by Margaret Pomeranz
- Sydney Town Hall Treasury Room (Festival Hub upstairs)
BLACK TALK #2: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 2016
Cleverman is a new a six-part, high concept genre drama, commissioned by the ABC Indigenous Unit co-produced by Goalpost Pictures (The Accidental Soldier, Lockie Leonard, The Eternity Man, The Sapphires) and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures (Thunderbirds are Go!, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, King Kong, Avatar) based on an original idea by Ryan Griffen, who worked as an intern at Goalpost.
Cleverman imagines a world where creatures from the Dreamtime are living among us as refugees and focuses on one boy who with special powers. Described as ‘a smart, sexy and dangerous drama set in the near future it has been garnering international attention.
Kyas Sherriff will discuss the production with key creatives.
- Rosemary Blight [Producer]
- Ryan Griffen [Creator/producer]
- Jake Nash [Production Designer]
- Deb Mailman [Actor]
The very first AFTRS' Black Talk sees international writer/producer/director Guillermo Arriaga, who first garnered critical attention in 2000 for his gritty, non-linear film Amores Perros which was closely followed by 21 grams, share his experiences mentoring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screenwriters with host and Head of Indigenous Programs at AFTRS, Kyas Sherrif.
- AFTRS Theatre 1.
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- Attendees of Black Talk must be aged 16 and up. Generally material shown and discussed is 15+ and if on the occasion R rated content is shown warnings will be given in advance.
Image Attribution: Dylan River, Ivan Sen and Sterlin Harjo. Images sourced from imdb, deadlyvibe.com.au and zimbio.com
Last updated May 20, 2016
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