‘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 […]

‘Blackbird’ short film uncovers the untold history of Australia’s Sugar Slaves and will screen at ACMI, Melbourne CBD in December

Regina Lepping and Jeremy Bobby as siblings Rosa and Kiko in Blackbird short film by Amie Batalibasi © 2015.

On December 5th & 12th 2015, ‘Blackbird’, a short narrative film exploring a dark and little known part of Australian history, will screen as part of the VCA Graduate Screenings at ACMI. The film is the culmination of a long personal journey for Australian Solomon Islander filmmaker and Footscray local, Amie Batalibasi. 2013 marked 150 […]