Change Media partnered with the City of Port Augusta to deliver a series of media literacy workshops with First Peoples participants from a wide range of communities in and around Port Augusta.
The second production resulting from the workshops is ‘Dusty Feet Mob - This Story's True’, a short documentary following Dusty Feet Mob’s story, as they prepare for a show with Archie Roach. The film delves into their creative process of their most famous work, based on Archie Roach’s song ‘Took the Children Away’.
We worked with Arabunna man Paul Tanner as the co-director/ co-producer of the work and mentored participants across all stages of prodcution, including concept, storyboard, producing, lighting, camera work and sound recording. Mentors include Johanis Lyons-Reid [DOP, directing, lighting], Piri Eddy [sound], Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell [producing and directing].
We will present the finished documentary to NITV and ABC for broadcast in 2020 - stay tuned for updates.
The project has been funded by Country Arts SA and the South Australian Film Corporation, with additional support from the Australia Council for the Arts through our What Privilege initiative 2019.
A Change Media Production
Writers - Paul Tanner, Piri Eddy, Johanis Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Steven Fatt-Lang, Marika Davies, Lyall Campbell-Ware, Marika Davies, Bonita Leahy, Bessy-May Taylor-Haseldine, Denise Champion, Donny McKenzie, Roxanne Lawrie
Directors - Johanis Lyons-Reid and Paul Tanner
Producers/ mentors - Carl Kuddell and Jen Lyons-Reid
Associate Producer - Paul Tanner
Director of Photography/ mentor - Johanis Lyons-Reid
Camera Operators - Steven Fatt-Lang, Marika Davies, Lyall Campbell-Ware, Paul Tanner
Sound Recordist/ mentor - Piri Eddy
Sound operators - Steven Fatt-Lang, Marika Davies, Lyall Campbell-Ware
Editor - Johanis Lyons-Reid
Composer and Sound Mix - Justin Pounsett
Original song - Archie Roach ‘Took The Children Away’
BTS Stills Photographer - Carl Kuddell
Dusty Feet Mob dancers:
Archie Roach and his band
Archie Roach management - Jill Shelton
Dusty Feet Mob crew and supporters
Mushroom Music – Lisa Businovski
Warner Music Australia
Port Augusta Car Club - Mark Taylor
City of Port Augusta – Maria Anderson
Country Arts SA – Sam Yates and Josh Barbo
South Australian Film Corporation – Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin and Nara Wilson
DEVELOPED AND FINANCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF:
THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FILM CORPORATION
Country Arts SA
The City of Port Augusta
Australia Council for the Arts
©2019 Change Media, Dusty Feet Mob and the City of Port Augusta
Change Media acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in Australia on which this program was filmed.