Mitch Torres i(13 works by) (a.k.a. Michelle Torres)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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BiographyHistory

Mitch Torres began an extensive career in the performing arts in 1986 as a theatre and film actor, researcher, writer, film director, film producer, radio broadcaster, television presenter and locations manager. Mitch has also been a children's author and a media consultant. Mitch Torres has been active in Film and TV as a Director/Writer working on a number of important documentaries detailing Indigenous histories and people.

Awards for Works

Jandamarra's War 2011 single work film/TV

'Jandamarra's War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly. In 1894, Jandamarra led a rebellion against invading pastoralists in defence of his people's ancient land and culture. Until his death in brutal retribution, this formidable Bunuba warrior waged a 3-year guerrilla war, earning him both the admiration of his people and international notoriety.'

Source: ABC Television (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc1/201105/programs/DO0968W001D2011-05-12T203330.htm). (Sighted: 16/12/12013)

2011 nominated Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
2011 winner Australian Teachers of Media Awards Best Docudrama
2011 winner Australian Teachers of Media Awards Best Documentary Biography
2011 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Documentary Under One Hour
The Circuit : Series 2 2009 single work film/TV Aboriginal lawyer Drew Ellis continues his journey through the chaotic, challenging world of the Kimberley Court, a circuit that takes a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on a regular five-day, 2000-kilometre round trip to dispense justice to the dusty, remote communities of northern Western Australia. (Screen Australia record)
2010 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2009 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
The Circuit 2007 single work film/TV

'The Circuit is set in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. It is a place of two seasons; the wet and the dusty dry. Known for its beauty, vastness and hardship, this region is a land rich in history for its traditional owners, but now sits within the confines of white ownership and white law. This is the home of The Circuit, the Magistrate's Court, which visits far-flung communities several days a month, bringing conveyor-belt justice dealt swiftly and fairly. Working between two worlds and juggling white law with traditional lore, means that justice can be a slippery beast.'

Source: SBS website, http://www.sbs.com.au/
Sighted: 09/07/2007

2007 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Award Mini Series Original
2007 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score For Richard Frankland's direction.
2007 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in Television
2007 winner Human Rights Awards Television Award
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