NG Media has received funding from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to conduct a training project in the local Ngaanyatjarra schools. The project aims to deliver training in both radio and film and has a number of outcomes - keeping kids engaged with school activities and wanting to come, giving them opportuniites to have a go at producing media that tells their stories and hopefully uncovering and nurturing the next generation of film producers and radio announcers - some of whom could work for NG Media in the future.
For the second consecutive week a film-maker from NG Media has been working with students from the Ngaanyatjarra School to make a film. This week it was the turn of students from Blackstone and deciding on 'suspense' as the genre of their film, they have come up with a story called "Two Lost Boys". Shooting has now finished and the job of editing lies ahead.
Like the Warburton film also shot this month, the Blackstone film will premiere at the Desert Dustup Festival in Warburton in September.
The third film in the series will be made in Warakurna. It has now been postponed until later in the year.
Thanks to Clive Walker for all his hard work during the week and to the students for keeping at it during some trying days.
Additional funding for this project has been received from the Community Broadcasting Foundation and all films will be broadcast on ICTV.