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form y Cleverman series - publisher   film/TV   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Cleverman
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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.
  • Award-winning and individually published episodes are indexed on AustLit.

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form y Terra Nullius Michael Miller , Jane Allen , Australia : Goalpost Pictures Pukeko Pictures , 2016 11075392 2016 single work film/TV Australia : Goalpost Pictures Pukeko Pictures , 2016

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr AIATSIS ref. (E7) (NSW SH56-11) , English

Works about this Work

The Dystopia Is Real Emilie Collyer , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2017;

'The conversations I kept hearing about the TV version of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale – in the media, on social media, at gatherings – started to irritate me. About how it could happen: it’s not that farfetched; America is on the brink of a totalitarian regime and Australia’s not far behind; it happens to women all around the world already you know, especially in those countries where women are not allowed to drive.' (Introduction)

Is the Tide Turning for Australian Sci-fi on the Small Screen? Siobhan Lyons , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 29 August 2017;

'Netflix’s planned Australian TV series Tidelands has been met with excitement from a country not known for its sci-fi. Tidelands will focus on an ex-criminal who returns to her hometown, investigating a mysterious group of half-humans and half-Sirens known as “Tidelanders”.

'The ten-episode series will be filmed in Queensland in 2018. Co-creator and co-executive producer Tracey Robertson said of the show:

The primeval landscapes of Queensland are a perfect setting to tell the story of betrayal, small-town secrets [and] ancient mythology …

'Meanwhile, the not-for-profit organisation Scripted Ink will invest in developing Australian author C.S. McMullen’s sci-fi thriller series Awake. The series is set in a dystopian future in which the world’s richest 1% are able to choose to live without sleep.' (Introduction)

Cleverman Actor Is Powering in Role Rudi Maxwell , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 28 June no. 654 2017; (p. 5)
'For young Aboriginal actor Hunter Page-Lochard, two of the most beautiful aspects of working on hit TV series Cleverman are that it explores elements of Aboriginal culture and, despite the often dark storyline of the show, the cast and crew have become like a family.' (Introduction)
Logie to Clever Collins 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 May no. 650 2017; (p. 3)
'Darwin actor Robbie Collins has taken out the 2017 Logie for Best New Talent in Australia.'
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)
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 Age , 26 May 2016; (p. 7) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2016; (p. 5)

— 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
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.'
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