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Brendan Fletcher Brendan Fletcher i(A131262 works by)
Gender: Male
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Brendan Fletcher has directed documentaries and feature length films. He has collaborated over a long period with Kimberley-based Indigenous roots-music band The Pigram Brothers.

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Awards for Works

We Don't Need a Map 2017 single work film/TV

'We Don’t Need a Map is a feature length documentary about Australia’s complex relationship to the Southern Cross. It is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere and ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual, and just about completely unknown. Warwick Thornton, one of Australia’s leading film-makers, tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold, provocative and poetic essay-film. Produced by Barefoot Films.' (Production summary)

2018 winner New South Wales Premier's History Prize Digital History Prize
Mad Bastards 2010 single work film/TV

'TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who's sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas... and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.

'The movie is steeped in the distinctive music of the Pigram Brothers in collaboration with multi-ARIA Award winner Alex Lloyd. Their lilting ukulele and mandolin melodies weave like a dream through the central story.

'Real people with no acting experience play the lead roles. This brings a tremendous intimacy and freshness to the movie. Developed in close collaboration over many years with director Brendan Fletcher, the actors play characters based on their own lives. The stories are etched on their faces.

Source: Mad Bastards website: http://www.madbastards.com.au/
Sighted: 05/01/2011

2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Original Screenplay
2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2011 winner Inside Film Awards Independent Spirit
2011 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
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