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 first production resulting from the workshops is ‘The Mulka Man’, a short documentary follwing Adnyamathanha Elder Roy Coulthard, the last wood carver of the Flinders Ranger, as he passes on his skills to a new generation of Mulka carvers, crossing traiditonal conventions and gender lines in the process.
We worked with Wangkangurru woman Marika Davies as the co-director/ co-producer and mentored participants across all stages of prodcution.
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 - Marika Davies, Piri Eddy, Johanis Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Steven Fatt-Lang, Paul Tanner, Lyall Campbell-Ware, Marika Davies, Bonita Leahy, Bessy-May Taylor-Haseldine, Denise Champion, Donny McKenzie, Roxanne Lawrie
Directors - Johanis Lyons-Reid and Marika Davies
Producers / mentor - Carl Kuddell and Jen Lyons-Reid
Associate Producer - Marika Davies
Director of Photography / mentor - Johanis Lyons-Reid
Camera Operators - Steven Fatt-Lang, Marika Davies, Paul Tanner
Sound Recordist / mentor - Piri Eddy
Sound operators - Steven Fatt-Lang, Marika Davies
Editor - Johanis Lyons-Reid
Composer and Sound Mix - Justin Pounsett
BTS Stills Photographer - Carl Kuddell
Mulka Arts participants:
Lahni Von Senden
Kellie Von Senden
Mulka Arts crew and their supporters
Stirling North Primary School
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, Mulka Arts and the City of Port Augusta
Change Media acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in Australia on which this program was filmed.