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Three deadly families announced for ‘Deadly Family Portraits’ iView Series

19 December 2018

Acclaimed actors Lillian Crombie and her daughter Elaine Crombie, awarded visual artist Robert Fielding and his musician son Zaachariaha Fielding, and dancers and sisters Taree and Caleena Sansbury are the focus of Deadly Family Portraits, a new short documentary initiative to celebrate and showcase the depth of artistic talent among Aboriginal families and emerging Aboriginal filmmakers.

An initiative of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), ABC Arts iView and Arts South Australia, each episode in the Deadly Family Portraits series will be produced by an Aboriginal filmmaking team to create an intriguing conversation between artist and filmmaker; as they reflect upon identity, culture, life, art, country and family. Each film will be under 10 minutes and will premiere on ABC iview in 2019.

Selected filmmaking teams, who have already completed the first phase of workshop development with nationally acclaimed producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney (Robbie Hood, She Who Must Be Loved), are comprised of director Edoardo Crismani (The Panther Within) and producer Gina Rings working with Lillian and Elaine Crombie, director Isaac Lindsay (Konya) and producer Scarlett Schrader teamed with Robert Fielding and Zaachariaha Fielding and for the third episode, a unique sibling situation will see sisters, director Pearl Berry and producer Lilla Berry work with sisters Taree and Caleena Sansbury.

Deadly Family Portraits was created under the SAFC’s Aboriginal Screen Strategy to enable practitioners from under-represented groups to create screen content and make their authorial voices heard while creating pathways for training, mentoring and professional development for the South Australian Aboriginal screen sector. The teams will be mentored by Change Media’s Carl Kuddel and SAFC Associate Executive Nara Wilson through the whole process.

Read the full release here

Featured image: Producer Lilla Berry and Director Pearl Berry

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