For media enquiries contact:


• Inside Film: “Melbourne’s Amie Batalibasi named recipient of Sundance Institute fellowship”,

• Talanoa: “Amie Batalibasi and Blackbird the Film”, Interview:

• Wellywood, “Amie Batalibasi — Winner of Sundance’s Merata Mita Fellowship”,

• West Art Now – “Boundless: Creative Women of the West”, Interview with Amie Batalibasi, 2015.

• “Blackbird Takes Flight”, The Star Weekly, Melbourne, 24 June, 2015:

• “Bittersweet – sugar cane’s history exposed by Footscray filmmaker”, West Art Now, Blog, 17 June, 2015:

• “Blackbird’ the Film”, Solomon Star, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 10 June, 2015:

• “Australian South Sea Islander history to be reflected in short film”, ABC Tropical North, Mackay, Queensland, 10 June, 2015:

• “Filmmaker draws on family history in her documentary”, The Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland, 6 June, 2015:

• Project Ink Blot – “Outside of the Box”, NYC based Online Publication, 2012.


• Interview for Women On The Line 3CR Community Radio program hosted by Areej Nur chatting about Blackbird Film Project and Colour Box Studio (also includes interview with Shug Avery in the upcoming Australian production of The Color Purple), Oct 2016: Listen Here

• Interview with Amie Batalibasi on Design By Podcast by Emma Bemrose, February 2016: Listen Here

• PBS 106.7 FM Radio Interview about ‘Blackbird’ short film, ‘All Our Stories’ Program, Melbourne, 30 November 2015:

• “Blackbird Interview with Amie Batalibasi” Greg King’s Film Reviews, Podcast, Melbourne, December 2015:

• Radio New Zealand International, Radio Interview, 7 July 2015 with ‘Blackbird’ director Amie Batalibasi: