BLUE WATER EMPIRE (BRISBANE)
Date 19 June 2019
Location Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre
Join AACTA for our preview screening of ABC's BLUE WATER EMPIRE, followed by a Q&A with producer and narrator Aaron Fa’Aoso, and lead cast member and associate producer Jimi Bani – exclusive and complimentary to AFI and AACTA members and their guests.
Giving a unique insight into the history of the Torres Strait Islands, the three-part dramatised documentary series is a co-production by Lone Star Productions’ Aaron Fa’Aoso along with David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin from the award-winning Bunya Productions (SWEET COUNTRY, MYSTERY ROAD).
From the pre-colonial era through to contemporary times, this compelling history is centred on key stories told by the men and women of the region. These stories are brought to life by an all-star cast including Ryan Corr, Damian Walshe-Howling, Jimi Bani, Roy Billing, Geoff Morrell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Peter Phelps, Merwez Whaleboat, Robert Mammone, and Damian de Montemas. The series is narrated by actor, producer and proud Torres Strait Islander Aaron Fa’Aoso.
Set to a soundtrack composed by Torres Strait Islander Will Kepa, with additional stories woven together through artwork, animation and archive material, the series explores how Torres Strait Islanders have sustained their cultural heritage throughout the impact of 200 years of European settlement.
Additional investment provided by Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department and Screen Queensland.
Two episodes will be screened followed by the Q&A. The series premieres on Tuesday 25 June at 8.30pm on ABC + ABC iview.