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 […]

‘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 […]