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.

Harry Bardwell: Executive Producer / Producer

Harry Bardwell has been an independent producer, broadcaster, senior media manager and headed funding at ScreenWest. In his various roles he has worked on hundreds of hours of independent productions and public broadcasting. Harry began his career in Western Australia where he trained in film making at PIFT (now FTI), the ABC and WAIT (now Curtin University). Following several years running his own production business in South Australia, Harry rejoined ABCTV in Sydney in 1983.

In 2002 Harry created the executive media consultancy Bardwell Media with clients: SBS Australia, Hutchison 3 and Carlton Productions.In 2005 Harry joined ScreenWest as Director, Production and Development, responsible for funding over 100 hours of film, television and digital media production projects in Western Australia. In 2013 Harry reincorporated Bardwell Media to work in association with Beyond West. Harry is Managing Director of Bardwell Media and Manager and Executive Producer at Beyond West.

Casey Bennetto: Composer

Casey Bennetto is an award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster. He wrote the musical KEATING!, hosts the program Superfluity on Melbourne’s 3RRR, and has appeared in places as diverse as ABCTV’s Spicks and Specks, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney Opera House.

Shellie Morris: Composer

Shellie Morris is an Indigenous singer/songwriter living in Darwin and Boroloola NT and working in a mix of contemporary and traditional interpretive music styles. Shellie has performed in the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and also the Festival of the Commonwealth Games 2014. Shellie has worked in more than 40 different remote communities around Australia, performing singer-songwriting workshops and leaving a legacy in each area.