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BiographyHistory

Bentley Dean studied Philosophy and Politics at Sydney University and Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts. (Source: November Films website)

Awards for Works

Tanna 2015 single work film/TV

'In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom. Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Feature Film - Original
2015 winner International Awards Venice Film Festival International Critics' Week Award
First Footprints 2013 film/TV

'First Footprints tells the story of the original pioneers for all humankind, a history that began in Australia tens of thousands of years before modern humans reached America or Europe. The series draws on the collective memory of Indigenous Australians, the latest archaeological discoveries and the rich record of over 30 million prehistoric painted and etched rocks. Along with evocative recreations, elegant CGI, grand landscape and a wealth of rare archival footage the series will expand our ideas. Sweeping from 60,000 years ago to 1788, each episode begins and ends with a cataclysmic event that transforms life in Australia.' (Source: TROVE)

2013 winner Walkley Award Excellence in documentaries
2013 winner Australian Teachers of Media Awards Excellence in education and industry
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