Mark your calendars. Jasper Jones has an official Australian cinema release date of March 2, 2017. Based on the best-selling novel by Craig Silvey and set in 1965, the coming of age story is about a young teenager in a coming of age story who befriends a Indigenous character by the name of Jasper Jones who discovers a dead body.
Renowned Aboriginal troubadour, Kev Carmody, will headline the 15th annual Yabun Festival in Sydney on January 26, 2017. Other artists who will perform at Yabun Festival in 2017 include Red Ochre and Deadly Award winning country music artist Warren H Williams (joined by emerging artist Dani Young), Aboriginal rock ‘n’ roll icon Vic Simms, Sydney based blues artist Marlene Cummins, soul music performer and former The X-Factor star Rochelle Pitt, National Indigenous Music Award winning hip hop artist Philly, and popular reggae/dub band Oka.
Shadow Trackers go where no Blackfella has gone before… spirit chasing! The show premieres Thursday 27 October 8.30pm on NITV. Our two intrepid ‘Shadow Trackers’, Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman) and Zac James (8MMM) encounter local storytellers and elders as they attempt to discover the truth behind the scary stories from Indigenous Australia that petrify us, guide us and teach us life’s lessons.
Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department secured eight attachments on Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok from director Taika Waititi at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, as well as the further two attachments on Ridley Scott’s latest film, Alien: Covenant at Fox Studios in Sydney.
The Wurhu Daruy Foundation and New Horizon Films in partnership with Screen Australia and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival have announced the inaugural Winda Film Festival, a new Indigenous film festival for Sydney.