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 […]