Filming Aboriginal Australia

NSW

Behind the scenes update with Warwick and Brendan

Behind the scenes update with Warwick and Brendan

It’s been great fun travelling with Warwick and Brendan who have squeezed as much as they possibly can into every hour of daylight as I suggest places and activities for them to include in our upcoming filming! So far the film ‘recce’ (abbreviated industry jargon for ‘reconnaissance’) has included: Sydney (The Rocks and Botanical Gardens) Queensland (Cooya Beach, Mossman Gorge, Daintree River, the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, Mission...

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Quad biking on sand dunes with ocean views

Quad biking on sand dunes with ocean views

Quad biking is so much fun – it is pure exhilaration, and the guys at Sand Dune Adventures took great care of us. We were surrounded by massive, breathtaking white sand dunes, framed by a perfect blue sky and the beautiful ocean. It was like being in the Sahara, yet Sydney is just two hours down the road. I got to the top of this huge dune, with a steep drop off, and for a second my fear of heights kicked in. But with some gentle encouragement...

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Sydney: its Aboriginal story 

Sydney: its Aboriginal story 

Sydney is a fantastic place to learn about Aboriginal culture. Aboriginal people have always lived here and our inspirational guide for the morning is Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti – Jerrinjah woman. Margret has been educating people on Aboriginal culture for many years. During our walk through the historic Rocks area Margret tells us about the traditional owners of Sydney – the Gadigal people, and I was interested to find out that there...

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The team and Stephen Page from Bangarra Dance Theatre

The team and Stephen Page from Bangarra Dance Theatre

We’ve started the film recce after months of planning and kicked it off with a bang by catching up with the fabulous Stephen Page, Artistic Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed getting an insight into the cultural context of their dances whilst he regaled us with wonderful stories about being on country. Bangarra produce unforgettable and powerfully engaging contemporary Indigenous theatre performances. Check out their...

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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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