Wominjeka to Blak Nite Screen

Celebrate the film and television talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this weekend at Blak Nite Screen in the Treasury Gardens.

The 2015 program kicks off on Friday 6 February with live music by Frank Yamma, followed by panel discussions with actor Aaron Pedersen.

Friday’s film program then shines a spotlight on the stellar career of actor David Gulpilil while Saturday night will delve into the new blak wave of Australian film and television.

David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country.

David Gulpilil in Charlie’s Country

Some of Australia’s leading actors and film makers are in town for the event, including actor and musician Bruce Carter, one of the stars of Gods of Wheat Street. We caught up with Bruce to hear his top picks for the festival.

Bruce Carter, star of Gods of Wheat Street

Bruce Carter, star of Gods of Wheat Street

How important is an event like Blak Nite Screen to you as an Indigenous actor?  

In my opinion these opportunities are few and far between. Blak Nite screen provides a platform to share our story to a live audience.

Who are your role models from film and television and why?

Kelton Pell and Uncle Ernie Dingo are inspirational on the set and off. They bring experience and are generous with advice and support.

What are your top picks from the Blak Nite Screen program?

I couldn’t single out anyone or any particular film, because I’m surrounded by inspiration. (editor’s note – we couldn’t agree more)

Why should people come along?

To see what brilliant talent we have. To watch and listen from voices that rarely get heard in the public domain.

Blak Nite Screen is on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 February 2015.