Steven McGregor i(A104541 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Steve McGregor is an Indigenous writer and Director from the Northern Territory. He was a graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

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Redfern Now : The Telemovie 2014 single work film/TV

This powerful, heartbreaking and uplifting telemovie explores the impact of a violent crime on two women and the fight for justice.

2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Telemovie - Original
Big Name No Blanket 2013 single work film/TV biography

'In the 1980s, George Rrurrambu, the frontman of the pioneering Warumpi Band, made an extraordinary contribution to contemporary Aboriginal music and reconciliation. Dubbed 'the black Mick Jagger’ for his energetic performances, and hailed a legend for being the first to sing rock’n'roll music in Aboriginal languages, George caught Australia by surprise. He left a legacy that changed the face of Indigenous music, uniting his own people and bringing black and white together.'

'George Rrurrambu died a rock’n'roll legend in 2007 and there is no other quite like him. For the first time, this is his story.' (Source: National Film & Sound Archive)

2013 finalist Sydney Film Festival Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize.
Pretty Boy Blue 2012 single work film/TV

'Aaron Davis is a proud Indigenous policeman: proud of the community in which he works, and very proud of his daughter Robyn and his three-year-old granddaughter Donna.

'It's early morning, and Aaron does his usual boxing training with local kids, and the only thing to mar the day is that he is being taunted by young troublemaker Lenny.

'Late that day as Aaron is finishing up at the station Lenny is brought in yelling abuse. Lenny's been in a bad fight and Aaron is about to call for a doctor. But he stops when Lenny's taunting pushes him too far, and so when Lenny calls out from the cell in pain, Aaron ignores him.

'But Lenny's cries suddenly stop and Aaron realises that something is terribly wrong. He rushes to help, but it's too late — Lenny is dead. And so Aaron's nightmare begins.

'As word of the death spreads, Lenny's brother tries to cause trouble but he and his young friends are held back, talked around by family and community. Lenny's mother, Aunty Mona, asks Aaron whether her boy suffered. Aaron lies and tells her no.

'But when Lenny's family is shown the cell surveillance tapes, Aaron has to find the courage to go and tell Aunty Mona the truth.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 11/6/2013)

2012 won Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Screenplay in Television
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