Kelrick Martin: Writer / Producer / Director
Kelrick is a Ngarluma/Bunuba man from Broome, Western Australia and commenced his career as a cadet radio 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 the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2001, he completed his Masters in Documentary Writing and Directing. In 2006 he teamed with renowned Australian documentary filmmaker Tom Zubrycki to make his first documentary film Mad Morro. In 2007 he was recruited by National Indigenous TV (NITV) as it’s first Commissioning Editor.
Kelrick formed Spear Point Productions in 2010, and has since been a key figure in WA’s Indigenous screen production sector. His credits include documentaries Yagan, Outside Chance, and Prison Songs. His first short fiction film, Karroyul, is a 2015 AACTA Award nominee.
Kelrick is currently head of Indigenous at the ABC.