Watch BLACKBIRD on SBS On Demand & a DVD on the Way

Rosa - Regina Lepping in Blackbird short film directed by Amie Batalibasi

BLACKBIRD is here! Our short film BLACKBIRD has played at film festivals around the world and now after our recent national screening on NITV, it’s officially available to watch in Australia via SBS On Demand until mid-November 2017. And it’s November already! Link to watch & share: http://bit.ly/2kMQPGR  Blackbird'Blackbird' tells the story of Solomon Islander siblings, Rosa […]

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BLACKBIRD, WEB SERIES SHOOT & OTHER NEWS

ABOVE: With actors Rosa & Shrut on the set of FRESH: Episode 3. Image: Dana Simon courtesy of FRESH.

Māoriland Film Festival is an international festival that celebrates Indigenous voices and storytelling in film. Each March, Māoriland presents a selection of the most distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. BLACKBIRD was included in the official programme and Amie was able to participate in the 72 hour filmmaking challenge Native Slam – an innovative and collaborative filmmaking […]

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2017 RECIPIENT OF MERATA MITA FELLOWSHIP FOR INDIGENOUS ARTISTS

MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2017   Park City, UT — Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). The announcement was delivered today at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. For the […]

‘Blackbird’ Screens at imagineNATIVE in Canada & Scores Pasifika Film Fest Prize

imagineNATIVE Film Festival - Blackbird at Adrift International Shorts

In October, BLACKBIRD screened at the 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada. The festival is the world’s largest presenter of indigenous content and it was an absolute privilege to be a part of it and have BLACKBIRD acknowledged on an international platform such as this. The underlying feeling of the festival seems to be […]

‘Docked’ Short Film Shoot Wraps in Melbourne

Shooting recently wrapped for Amie Batalibasi’s independent short film Docked.  This is the filmmaker’s latest film starring talented South Sudanese actress Nyawuda Chuol with the awesome Damian Hill who recently wrote and starred in the Aussie feature PAWNO. What a dynamic duo and what a privilege to collaborate with these two actors. “‘Docked’ is a story that came to me […]