Filming Aboriginal Australia

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Shooting at Kooljaman and Lombadina at Cape Leveque

Shooting at Kooljaman and Lombadina at Cape Leveque

Featuring: Diane, Mark and our awesome Aboriginal guides – Bundy, Brian and Robert  The story as it unfolded “Dawn. The sun rises over a beautiful bay. Mark enjoys the view from the balcony of the safari tent. He turns to Diane who is still in bed, her eyes open gently. ‘So… what do you want to do today?’ A 4WD cruises along the pristine beach. The camera rises up to reveal they are the only people for miles. They look out the car window...

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Shooting at Bawaka Homelands in East Arnhem Land

Shooting at Bawaka Homelands in East Arnhem Land

Featuring: Diane Young, Mark Hodge and our wonderful Yolngu hosts The story as it unfolded: ‘It’s all about life and a love for the land’…The music kicks in. Feet stomp on sandy ground. We tilt up to see a powerful traditional Aboriginal dance. It’s the Lirrwi mob in East Arnhem Land. Mark and Diane get painted up too. Timmy greets them warmly, ‘now you are welcome in our country’. They pull up to the stunning Lonely Island...

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The Daintree River and a lodge right out of the movie Avatar!

The Daintree River and a lodge right out of the movie Avatar!

I had a great morning exploring the Daintree River with Dan Irby (Mangrove Adventures) and Juan Walker our Kuku Yalanji guide, who is the owner of Walkabout Cultural Adventures. The Daintree is just magic especially in the afternoon light.  Within an hour of getting on the water we had seen crocodiles, sea eagles, quite a few king fishers and a python. The river is so relaxing and listening to Juan talking about how he fishes out here under a...

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Behind The Scenes

KristiThis blog captures the behind the scenes action for the Filming Aboriginal Australia location scouting and shoot. As the Indigenous Experiences Project Manager for Tourism Australia, I have visited many of these amazing spots before, yet am still awed by the deep connectedness I feel when out here ‘on country’ with our wonderful Aboriginal hosts. Thanks for joining me on this journey, Kristi.

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