Filming Aboriginal Australia is a project that is being undertaken by Tourism Australia (in partnership with Austrade), to increase awareness, interest and participation in Indigenous tourism experiences through the development of a beautiful three minute film that showcases some of the amazing Indigenous tourism experiences that are on offer throughout the country.
The film also aims to dispel misconceptions that Indigenous tourism experiences can only be found in hot, dry and remote areas by bringing to life the depth of Australia’s world-class Indigenous tourism experiences; which range from coastal adventure activities to lush rainforest and urban experiences.
The project brings together two of Australia’s leading film makers including world renowned Aboriginal Director and Cinematographer, Warwick Thornton (who has won critical acclaim from the movies Samson and Delilah and The Sapphires), and Director Brendan Fletcher whose debut feature drama Mad Bastards (filmed in the Kimberley) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Heckler has been engaged as the production agency. Heckler are one of Australia’s fastest growing creative services companies, based in Surry Hills, Sydney.
Tourism Australia’s Experiences Project Manager of Indigenous Tourism, Kristi O’Brien is working closely with Warwick, Brendan and Heckler to bring the film to life. Kristi will also be capturing some of the behind the scenes moments of the shoot on this site.
We hope you enjoy taking this journey deep into Aboriginal Australia.