Nocturnal Warriors win hearts and stop fracking!

Last weekend a small group of friends – comprising fellow filmmakers and artists Franca Barraclough, Imogen Semmler, Rusty Stewart, Anna Cadden, Kim Webeck, Melissa Kerl, Beth Sometimes – and I made this film in 24 hours for the Alice Springs Lens Flair 24 Film Festival.

We did a bit of a re-cut later in the week – so this is the director’s cut: (original is here on Lens Flair vimeo).

Nocturnal Warriors from Alex Kelly on Vimeo.

We were stoked that our bilby super-hero anti-fracking film took home the coveted People’s Choice Award!


We plan to recut a 7 minute (or so) version to send out to some other film festivals this week.

In a wonderful case of life imitating art imitating art the day after the premiere of the film the peak body for the gas industry the APPEA was giving a deputation to the Alice Springs Town Council, which the bilbies attended in finest form. I suspect we might not have seen the end of the Nocturnal Warriors now that the gas industry is eyeing off the NT for fracking and pipeline expansion….

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