Third Culture Kids

This series follows six emerging Australian artists from culturally diverse backgrounds as they explore belonging and discuss themes of migration, identity and personal memory. Santilla Chingaipe (Black As Me) directs the series with support from Chloe BrugaleKate Laurie and Robert Connolly of Arenamedia (Acute MisfortuneBalibo) who will produce the project. Film Victoria will provide financial support for this series. It airs on the ABC in 2019.

Black As Me

A still from BLACK AS ME copyright ArenaMedia

A still from BLACK AS ME copyright ArenaMedia

I wrote and directed a short documentary produced by ArenaMedia about Melbourne artist, Atong Atem's struggle growing up dark skinned in Australia. It was funded by Screen Australia and News Limited. 

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, ACMI, described it as "a confronting exploration of colourism, somehow made lovely by the skilful creative team"

The film received a theatrical release at ACMI and has gone on to screen at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, The St Kilda Short Film Festival and the Australian Festival of African Film.

More info can be found via the Screen Australia website here 

Link to view the film here

Date My Race

Publicity still from Date My Race copyright MatchBox Pictures

Publicity still from Date My Race copyright MatchBox Pictures

I presented and hosted this landmark television documentary for SBS about race and online dating produced by MatchBox Pictures. 

More on the show can be found here and here