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Catriona McKenzie Catriona McKenzie i(A33769 works by)
Born: Established: Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Kurnai
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Catriona McKenzie was born in Sydney, though her people are the Kurnai of East Gippsland, Victoria. McKenzie completed a Diploma in Writing at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She studied at the New York University's Dramatic Writing and Film School in 1996.

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form y separately published work icon Satellite Boy ( dir. Catriona McKenzie ) Australia : Satellite Films , 2012 Z1907870 2012 single work film/TV 'Pete (Cameron Wallaby) lives with his grandfather (David Gulpilil) on the site of an abandoned outdoor cinema in a remote area of Western Australia. His grandfather tries to teach him skills - hunting, tracking but Pete just wants his Mother to return. Though he misses her terribly, Pete manages to make the most of his situation, putting up with his grandfather's stories and tearing around the countryside on his homemade bike with his best friend, the energetic smart-mouth Kalmain (Joseph Pedley). This happy existence is suddenly shattered when news arrives that the cinema has been purchased by a mining company, and is slated for demolition. Panicked that his mother will not be able to find him when she returns, Pete convinces Kalmain that they can persuade the new owners to keep the cinema intact if they can just get a face-to-face meeting with them in the city. Kalmain has his own rather urgent reasons for wanting to leave town, so the two friends set out. When Pete and Kalmain get lost in the desert starving, thirsty, and miles from anywhere, Pete discovers that the skills and knowledge imparted in his grandfather's stories take on real meaning. Pete is forced to look at the decision he's made and decide who he wants to be.' (Satellite Boy website)
2014 shortlisted AFCA Film Awards Best Director
2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film Feature Film
2013 finalist Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
2013 shortlisted International Awards Berlin International Film Festival Shortlisted to compete in the 'Generation' youth category.
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