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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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Two Indigenous brothers fight for survival in a world in which humans and non-humans clash.

Notes

  • The 'Hairies' speak Gumbaynggirr; the remainder of the dialogue is in English.

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Language: Gumbaynggir , English

Works about this Work

With 80% Indigenous Cast Cleverman Becomes First Australian Show to Premiere at Berlinale Megan Spencer , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 February 2016;
'Set in urban Sydney in a dystopian near future, the sci-fi series brings timely issues of race relations, border protection and refugees to Berlin film festival.'
Indigenous Series Shines at Surreal Berlinale Stephanie Bunbury , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 February 2016; (p. 47)
Cleverman, Crowdfunding, and Kudos Alexandra Pierce , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Aurora Australis , February 2016;
We're Not Living in a Multiracial Television Utopia yet. Here's What Still Has to Change Monica Tan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 May 2016;
'Waleed Aly winning the Gold Logie was a win for racial diversity on television, but the true measure of change is banality, not superstar exceptions.'
Ethnic Diversity on Australian TV : Are We Finally Ready for Colour on Our Screens? Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;
'If you were judging the state of Australian television by last Sunday's Logies, you might reasonably conclude that when it comes to on screen diversity – of the ethnic variety, at least – we're not doing too badly. ...'
We Need More Aboriginal Superheroes, so I Created Cleverman for My Son Ryan Griffen , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 May 2016;
'Groundbreaking Australian series Cleverman weaves ancient Aboriginal stories into a post-apocalyptic world. For creator Ryan Griffen it was not an easy journey – but it was an important one.'
Dreamtime, Dust Masks and Tons of Fake Hair : The Making of Cleverman Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 31 May 2016;
'With its futuristic set, 80% Indigenous cast and mythical hirsute characters, the new Australian TV series is infused with obvious allegories about xenophobia.'
Backstage to Sci-Fi Cleverman Shannon Molloy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 June 2016; (p. 27)
'...Cleverman.The series, which debuted on the ABC this week, has already been picked up for a second season and there’s a growing buzz about Page-Lochard’s performance, both here and abroad. The series is set to air in the US and UK, and he could be on the cusp of stardom.His maternal lineage means he holds an American passport in addition to his Australian one, making work across the pond a slightly less daunting prospect. ...'
Meet the Woman Bringing Aboriginal Cinema to the Screens of Paris Sandra Phillips (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Conversation , 2 June 2016;

'In a tiny cinema in the Latin Quarter of Paris, something very unusual for French filmgoers is on display. For five days, the programme at Cinema La Clef is devoted not to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, nor to the finest French cinema, but to the best examples of Australian Indigenous film-making.'

'The first Festival of Australian Aboriginal Cinema (La Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien) will showcase films that may have garnered awards at Cannes, but are nonetheless unfamiliar to audiences in one of the world’s capitals of cinematic culture. It is the first festival of its kind in Europe.'

Shedding the ‘Victim Narrative’ for Tales of Magic, Myth and Superhero Pride Carissa Lee Godwin , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 June 2016;
'One of the things I love about my culture is the sense of magic within it. Everything was created from some greater power, and I can see why elders worry that our young people are losing that sense of magic, of wonder, within the oldest living culture in the world. ...'
Cleverman Recap : Season One, Episode Six – Terra Nullius Jack Latimore , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 July 2016;
'Things come to a head for the residents of the zone as Mathew’s plans for property redevelopment clash with 50,000 years of history and culture. ...'
Performing Arts Turn the Page Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 June 2016; (p. 26)
Violence, Superheroes and Cleverman Matt Norman , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , July 2016;
Smart Black Man with a Plan Anwyn Crawford , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 125 2016; (p. 54-55)
'The article offers information on Aboriginal rapper Adam Briggs. The rapper who acts on the television series "Cleverman" released two solo albums including "The Blacklist" and "Sheplife." Also mentioned is the musical duo A.B. Original consists of Briggs and his fellow rapper and producer Daniel Rankine.' (Publication abstract)
'I Want People to Leave the Theatre in Silence.' Elissa Blake (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2016; (p. 4)
TV Fantasy Based on Aboriginal Stories Premieres in Berlin 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , April vol. 6 no. 1 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'Cleverman an X-men-like fantasy inspired by Aboriginal peoples' history and mythology, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to great acclaim ...'
Cleverman First Look Review – Wickedly Exciting Indigenous Superhero Story Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'Early this year one great big why-haven't-we-seen-that-before box was ticked with the arrival of Spear, the world's first Indigenous Australian dance movie. A similarly irresistible milestone lies at the heart of ABC TV's soon-to-air program Cleverman, the first Indigenous Australian superhero series. ...'
Superheroes' Dream the Future Dreaming of the Future Vanessa Williams , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 May 2016; (p. 1, 5)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Home Grown Super Heroes Lenny Ann Low , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2016; (p. 5) The Age , 26 May 2016; (p. 7)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Hungry for Success Shannon Molloy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 29 May 2016; (p. 3)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
TV Fantasy Based on Aboriginal Stories Premieres in Berlin 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , April vol. 6 no. 1 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'Cleverman an X-men-like fantasy inspired by Aboriginal peoples' history and mythology, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to great acclaim ...'
Cleverman First Look Review – Wickedly Exciting Indigenous Superhero Story Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'Early this year one great big why-haven't-we-seen-that-before box was ticked with the arrival of Spear, the world's first Indigenous Australian dance movie. A similarly irresistible milestone lies at the heart of ABC TV's soon-to-air program Cleverman, the first Indigenous Australian superhero series. ...'
Superheroes' Dream the Future Dreaming of the Future Vanessa Williams , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 May 2016; (p. 1, 5)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Home Grown Super Heroes Lenny Ann Low , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2016; (p. 5) The Age , 26 May 2016; (p. 7)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Hungry for Success Shannon Molloy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 29 May 2016; (p. 3)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Worlds Apart Graeme Blundell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 May 2016; (p. 27)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Review : Cleverman Melinda Houston , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 May 2016; (p. 16)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Our Next Big Actress Comes Home Shannon Molloy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 29 May 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Meet Cleverman : Our First Aboriginal Screen Superhero, with Healing Powers and a Political Edge Liam Burke , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 26 May 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'Like jazz and baseball, comic book superheroes are often considered a uniquely American art form, created in the depths of the Great Depression to respond to the challenges of the Machine Age. Today superheroes dominate movie marquees and television schedules. ...'
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane . . . No, It’s Our First Blackfella Superhero! 2016 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times [Online] , 23 May 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'When actor Hunter Page-Lochard debuts on national, American and British television as the Cleverman, he’ll be putting the likes of Batman, Superman and Spiderman in their place. ...'
Riveting Drama with a Clever Cultural Twist Graeme Blundell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 June 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Cleverman Recap, Season One Episode One : Supernatural and Political Jack Latimore , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 2 June 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'Indigenous Australian lore is turned into a superhero show to original and exciting effect in this hectic first episode.'

Smart Start for Cleverman at Home and Abroad Ebony Bowden , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4-5 June 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Cleverman Season One, Episode Two Recap – Black Sites and Beasties Jack Latimore , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 9 June 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'The plot of the Australian superhero show thickens as the Hairies are tormented in secret sites and the Namorrodor rips the heart out of a teenage football player.'
Clever by Half Karl Quinn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 June 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Where Mythology Meets Modern Day Intrigues Debi Enker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Hit and Myths Helen Razer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 25 June 2016;

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Mirrors to the Landscape Luke Davies , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 125 2016; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Cleverman Jon Bell Jonathan Gavin Ryan Griffen Michael Miller Jane Allen Stuart Page Justine Gillmer 2016 series - publisher film/TV ; Goldstone Ivan Sen 2016 single work film/TV
Ex PM Joins ABC in 2016 Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 November 2015; (p. 28)
With 80% Indigenous Cast Cleverman Becomes First Australian Show to Premiere at Berlinale Megan Spencer , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 February 2016;
'Set in urban Sydney in a dystopian near future, the sci-fi series brings timely issues of race relations, border protection and refugees to Berlin film festival.'
Indigenous Series Shines at Surreal Berlinale Stephanie Bunbury , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 February 2016; (p. 47)
Cleverman, Crowdfunding, and Kudos Alexandra Pierce , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Aurora Australis , February 2016;
We're Not Living in a Multiracial Television Utopia yet. Here's What Still Has to Change Monica Tan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 May 2016;
'Waleed Aly winning the Gold Logie was a win for racial diversity on television, but the true measure of change is banality, not superstar exceptions.'
Ethnic Diversity on Australian TV : Are We Finally Ready for Colour on Our Screens? Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;
'If you were judging the state of Australian television by last Sunday's Logies, you might reasonably conclude that when it comes to on screen diversity – of the ethnic variety, at least – we're not doing too badly. ...'
We Need More Aboriginal Superheroes, so I Created Cleverman for My Son Ryan Griffen , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 May 2016;
'Groundbreaking Australian series Cleverman weaves ancient Aboriginal stories into a post-apocalyptic world. For creator Ryan Griffen it was not an easy journey – but it was an important one.'
Dreamtime, Dust Masks and Tons of Fake Hair : The Making of Cleverman Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 31 May 2016;
'With its futuristic set, 80% Indigenous cast and mythical hirsute characters, the new Australian TV series is infused with obvious allegories about xenophobia.'
Backstage to Sci-Fi Cleverman Shannon Molloy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 June 2016; (p. 27)
'...Cleverman.The series, which debuted on the ABC this week, has already been picked up for a second season and there’s a growing buzz about Page-Lochard’s performance, both here and abroad. The series is set to air in the US and UK, and he could be on the cusp of stardom.His maternal lineage means he holds an American passport in addition to his Australian one, making work across the pond a slightly less daunting prospect. ...'
Meet the Woman Bringing Aboriginal Cinema to the Screens of Paris Sandra Phillips (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Conversation , 2 June 2016;

'In a tiny cinema in the Latin Quarter of Paris, something very unusual for French filmgoers is on display. For five days, the programme at Cinema La Clef is devoted not to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, nor to the finest French cinema, but to the best examples of Australian Indigenous film-making.'

'The first Festival of Australian Aboriginal Cinema (La Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien) will showcase films that may have garnered awards at Cannes, but are nonetheless unfamiliar to audiences in one of the world’s capitals of cinematic culture. It is the first festival of its kind in Europe.'

Shedding the ‘Victim Narrative’ for Tales of Magic, Myth and Superhero Pride Carissa Lee Godwin , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 June 2016;
'One of the things I love about my culture is the sense of magic within it. Everything was created from some greater power, and I can see why elders worry that our young people are losing that sense of magic, of wonder, within the oldest living culture in the world. ...'
Cleverman Recap : Season One, Episode Six – Terra Nullius Jack Latimore , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 July 2016;
'Things come to a head for the residents of the zone as Mathew’s plans for property redevelopment clash with 50,000 years of history and culture. ...'
Performing Arts Turn the Page Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 June 2016; (p. 26)
Violence, Superheroes and Cleverman Matt Norman , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , July 2016;
Smart Black Man with a Plan Anwyn Crawford , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 125 2016; (p. 54-55)
'The article offers information on Aboriginal rapper Adam Briggs. The rapper who acts on the television series "Cleverman" released two solo albums including "The Blacklist" and "Sheplife." Also mentioned is the musical duo A.B. Original consists of Briggs and his fellow rapper and producer Daniel Rankine.' (Publication abstract)
'I Want People to Leave the Theatre in Silence.' Elissa Blake (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2016; (p. 4)
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