about

echotango = sound & movement

I make arts and media. I travel a lot, but most of the time home is unceded Arrernte country in Mparntwe, Central Australia.

I’m currently working with Maya Newell and several Arrernte families to support the impact goals for the roll out of their documentary feature film IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS.

I also have a speculative futures project - The Things We Did Next - and a number of films in development.

I recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and so-called Australia always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Background  

I’ve been involved in social justice media and art making for over 20 years. In that time I’ve co-edited a social justice magazine ‘Greenpepper‘ in Amsterdam, participated in the People’s Global Action 3rd International Conference and ‘People’s Caravan’ from Bolivia to Colombia and was part of setting up the ongoing Melbourne community arts space, Irene Warehouse. I volunteered as a projectionist at the Coober Pedy Drive In, have put on grassroots media events, been part of organising blockades, actions and protests and had a stint as Triple J’s NT Arts Reporter.

I was a member of the arts and social change company Big hART from 2004-2014 where I was Creative Producer of the award winning Ngapartji Ngapartji project and worked on Knot@Home, Radio Holiday, DriveNorthcott Narratives and Namatjira among many other projects.

I’ve sat on the boards of Arid Lands Environment Centre, Engage MediaGUTS and RedHOT Arts. I am currently on the boards of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival and the incredible First Nations training organisation Original Power.

I’ve worked as an adviser to Senator Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens and at the camel races in Alice Springs I was crowned Miss Camel Cup in 2008.

I’ve worked across doco films as producer of Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji, THE ISLAND and Island of the Hungry Ghosts, production manager on the drama shoot for Coniston: Telling It True and director of Queen of the Desert.

Between 2014-2016 I spent two and a half years working as the Global Impact & Distribution Producer on Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis’ project This Changes Everything

With two dear collaborators I cofounded the Something Somewhere Film Festival in Alice Springs, which is now on hiatus (for now!)

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