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WARWICK AND BRENDAN

Warwick’s a maverick no doubt. But on this journey he’s had the support of fellow film-maker Brendan Fletcher. Brendan and Warwick make innovative, challenging films that find audiences and awards near and far. They wrote We Don’t Need a Map together, then Warwick directed and shot while Brendan produced. 

Their collaboration began in 2015 when Warwick and Brendan co-directed the first ever International TV advertising campaign for Aboriginal Australia, funded by Tourism Australia, which was seen by over 30 million people. Click here to watch

 
 

WARWICK THORNTON

Director / Writer

 
 
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Warwick Thornton is an internationally renowned director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Born and raised in Alice Springs, Warwick perfected his trade at Australia’s prestigious film school AFTRS. Both of his short films Nana and Greenbush premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival – Nana winning the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film.

Warwick followed the success of these films with his groundbreaking first feature drama Samson and Delilah. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and won the prestigious Caméra d’Or. Samson and Delilah collected many other awards including best film at the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards, the AFI awards, and the Film Critics Circle awards. 

Warwick’s second feature The Darkside was invited to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, then he directed the opening segments from Tim Winton’s The Turning and Guillermo Arriaga’s Words With Gods (Venice, 2014).

Warwick is also widely regarded as a cinematographer. From his work on First Australians to the hit musical The Sapphires, Warwick has cemented his place as one of the leading Indigenous creative voices in Australia. In 2015, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Imaginative, Canada.

 

 
 
 

BRENDAN FLETCHER

PRODUCER / WRITER

 
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Brendan is a celebrated director himself, known for the Sundance-nominated feature drama Mad Bastards and his long history of collaborations with Indigenous Australians. Recently he collaborated with Del Kathryn Barton on the AACTA winning animation Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale And The Rose featuring Geoffrey Rush and Mia Wasikowska that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

SEE MORE ABOUT BRENDAN HERE

 

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There was this symbol on my back that doesn’t represent me ... it’s just been hijacked
— Phil Dennis, School Teacher
When I look at that constellation ... it can’t be touched. Nobody can touch it. And nobody can own it. What they can own is it in it’s symbolic form. And that’s the illusion
— Dr. Romaine Moreton, Academic & Artist
 
 

FILM STARS

 
 
 
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We Don’t Need A Map features:

ADAM BRIGGS - Rapper & Performer

BALUKA MAYMURU - Mangalili Elder

BILL HARNEY - Wardaman Elder 

BRUCE PASCOE - Author

DEE MADIGAN - Advertising Executive

DJERRK'NA MARIKA - Gumatj Elder

DR. DUANE HAMACHER - Astronomer

GARETH LIDDIARD - Lead Singer, The Drones

PROF. GHASSAN HAGE - Academic 

GRANTLEE KIEZA - Author

HARRY JAGAMARRA NELSON - Warlpiri Custodian

KEN WEST - CoFounder Big Day Out

LES RICE - Artist & Tattooist

DR. NICK LOMB - Astronomer

OMAR MUSA - Rapper & Author

PHIL DENNIS - Teacher

REV. DR. DJINIYINI GONDARRA - Golumala Elder

ROBERT GUNYBI GANAMBARR - Artist

ROBIN JAPANANGKA GRANITES - Warlpiri Custodian

ROZ WARD - Academic

SALLY SCRIVENOR - Tattoo Removalist

TIMMY BURRAWANGA - Gumatj Clan

TREVOR "REG" ABRAHAMS - Custodian Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative

DR. ROMAINE MORETON - Academic & Artist