Feature film / Stephen Page(2016)
Producers: John Harvey and Robert Connolly
Spear is groundbreaking work from Stephen Page telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance. It follows a young Aboriginal man Djali as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Featuring dancers from Stephen's highly acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, this is an intimate journey with one of Australia's most celebrated artists as he brings this modern day mythology to the screen.
Starring: Hunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen, Djakapurra Munyarryun
Adelaide Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Feature documentary / Jennifer Peedom (2015)
Producers: Bridget Ikin and John Smithson
A brawl on Everest? Director Jennifer Peedom set out to uncover tension in the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view and instead captured a tragedy when an avalanche struck, killing 16 Sherpas. Sherpa tells the story of how the Sherpas united after the tragedy in the face of fierce opposition, to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.
Nominated: Best Documentary BAFTA
Winner: Grierson Award for Best Documentary at London Film Festival
Feature documentary / Damon Gameau (2014)
Producer: Nick Batzias
One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.
Winner: Best Documentary AACTA Awards