Darren Dale is a company director and producer with Blackfella Films, one of Australia’s leading film and television production companies. In 2008 Darren, together with Blackfella Films’ Rachel Perkins, produced the landmark history series First Australians, receiving many accolades including AFI, TV Week Logie, AWGIE and Director's Guild Awards. In 2011, he produced the theatrically released feature documentary The Tall Man for SBS that received the inaugural Walkley Award for Documentary, and was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Darren, along with Miranda Dear, produced the ABC telemovie Mabo and the series and telemovie Redfern Now, the first drama on Australian television written, produced and directed by Indigenous Australians that won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series.


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.