Four First Nations screen creatives start work in Adelaide this week as part of a new mentoring program by the South Australian Film Corporation and Channel 44.
Kiara Milera, Keith Gilbey-Warrior, Rick Hutcheson and Anil Samy are now gaining hands-on experience in television production at Channel 44.
They will also assist in the production of documentary The Art of Reconciliation: Telling Our Stories, being produced by Channel 44 with an all First Nations crew, and support from the Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt Councils. The documentary is set to premiere during Reconciliation Week 2021.
CEO of the SAFC Kate Croser said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Channel 44 on this new mentoring program which will enhance the visibility of South Australian First Nations practitioners and their work, and help to establish and formalise even more career pathways for First Nations screen talent. I congratulate all the successful applicants and look forward to watching their screen careers develop.”
General Manager of Channel 44 Lauren Hillman said: “Channel 44 is thrilled to have appointed four First Nations interns who will all commence roles on new local productions in their first week, starting with documentary series First Nations Fringe, exploring the stories behind this year’s recipients of the First Nations Fringe collaboration grants. This partnership highlights the importance of the opportunities and pathways that community TV continues to provide and we are very excited to see what the new First Nations team achieves over the next 12 months.”