B.L.A.C.K. is a cipher scribed by independent and Indigenous Hip-hop artist, Wire MC, who urges his audience to fathom what it might mean to be Black in contemporary Australia. This film, written and directed, co-produced and sound designed by Grant Leigh Saunders, through interview and observation visually and dialectically deconstructs Wire's song to speak of contemporary Aboriginal blackness, politics and culture. The filmmaker with his own roots in Hip-hop aligns himself with Wire MC and through a rapped narrative unravels the empowering acronym, Born Long Ago Creation's Keeper.
Short film written and directed by Brendan Cowell. Stars Tim Richards, Gwyneth Price and Ryan Johnson.
Flickerfest (most resourceful production), St Kilda Film Festival, Bondi Short Film Festival (Best Actor, Best Script), Palm Springs International Short Film Festival.
Local DJ Kenny realises his job at the community radio station is about more than just playing music. Kenny jokes that his Green Bush show is broadcast to a ‘captive’ audience – namely the local prison. While taking requests from those on the inside and out, Kenny has to cope with the results of a wild night outside and learn his place in the circle of violence.
Clip from the 25 minute drama
Writer/Director: Warwick Thornton