Prison Songs

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Indie Gems Film Festival

Prison Songs

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 12 September 2015

Featuring Q&A with Director Kelrick Martin

Aboriginal citizens make up 30% of the Northern Territory’s population but in its largest prison, over 80% of the inmates are Aboriginal.

The inmates of Darwin’s Berrimah Prison are shown in a new light in Australia’s first documentary musical. The inmates share their feelings, faults and experiences in the most extraordinary way – through song.

Kelrick Martin won Best Direction In A Documentary 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards for Prison Songs. Kelrick will be attendance at the Q&A after the film.

Classification: Festival Exemption 18+
Distributor: Beyond West

Dates & Times:
Saturday 12 September 9pm

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kelrickKelrick hails from Broome, Western Australia and began work in the industry as a cadet Broadcaster for Goolarri Media. In 1998 he moved to Sydney, presenting ABC Radio National’s Indigenous arts and culture program Awaye!. During this time he also produced radio documentaries for and presented Radio Eye. He then became the inaugural presenter of ABC TV’S Message Stick, before moving quickly into the Series Producer role.

Enrolled at AFTRS in 2001, he completed his Masters in Documentary Writing and Directing, and has since been an award winning freelance filmmaker. In 2006 he teamed with renowned Australian documentary filmmaker Tom Zubrycki to make his first film Mad Morro screening at the Sydney Film Festival, a finalist in the 2007 Inside Film Awards, and later broadcast on SBS TV.

In 2007 he was recruited by National Indigenous TV (NITV) as its first Commissioning Editor, and was responsible for the creation of over 400 hours of new Indigenous television programming.

Kelrick formed Spear Point Productions in 2010, and has since been a key figure in WA’s Indigenous screen production sector.


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Film: Approximately 56 minutes

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $12
Sidekicks Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00