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David Tranter David Tranter i(9067264 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Alyawarr people
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David Tranter is from the central desert region of Australian. 'He began working with CAAMA Television as a trainee sound recordist in 1989. Since then David has worked on hundreds of CAAMA film and video productions including award-winning documentaries, dramas, television series, video clips and feature films. David is also active in training the next generation of Aboriginal sound recordists.' (Source: Ronin Film website)

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Awards for Works

Sweet Country 2017 single work film/TV crime thriller western

'Sweet Country is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory. It is the story of a young boy called Philomac, who witnesses Sam, an Aboriginal stockman, kill station owner Harry Marsh in self defence. Sam and his pregnant wife Lizzie go on the run and a posse pursues them across the outback. The posse cannot catch Sam, as he is a clever man and an expert bushman. Eventually for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam gives himself up. A trial is held in town and when the truth comes out in the courtroom about Sam's actions, he is acquitted. Justice has been served. Philomac and Sam set off on their journey home, but soon after leaving town, a shot rings out and Justice is crushed…' (Publication summary)

2018 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Original Screenplay
2018 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2018 winner AWGIE Awards Feature Film - Original
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2017 winner Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Feature Film
2017 winner International Awards Toronto International Film Festival Awards Platform
2017 winner International Awards Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize
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