Steven McGregor 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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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)

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
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.
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