Spear (film)

Choreography:

Stephen Page with Bangarra Dancers

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

SPEAR is Stephen Page’s directorial debut feature film telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance.

Collaborating with dancers and creatives from Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen brought this visually stunning dance work to the screen. Through a unique collaboration between artists and filmmakers, this ground breaking film follows the journey of a young Aboriginal man Djali, as he tries to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

From the outback of Australia to the gritty urban streets of Sydney, SPEAR is a poignant reflection of the continuing cultural connection of Indigenous people. SPEAR is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, as he brings this modern day mythological story to the screen.

More information is available at the official Spear website.

Teachers can access the film through Kanopyclickview or The Education Shop.
 

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"Australia’s first contemporary Indigenous dance film is an exhilarating cinematic debut"

The Guardian


Credits

Director
  • Stephen Page
Producer
  • John Harvey
Co-Writers
  • Justin Monjo and Stephen Page
Original Music
  • David Page
Contemporary Choreography
  • Stephen Page with Bangarra dancers
Cultural Consultant/Traditional Choreography
  • Djakapurra Munyarryun
Director of Photography
  • Bonnie Elliot
Production Designer
  • Jacob Nash
Costume Designer
  • Jennifer Irwin
Editor
  • Simon Njoo
Sound Designer
  • Andy Wright
Line Producer
  • Belinda Mravicic
Executive Producers
  • Robert Connolly and Liz Kearney

Awards

Special Mention Best Dramatic Feature at imagineNATIVE Awards
  • Spear, directed by Stephen Page
Special Mention UNESCO Award at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • Spear, directed by Stephen Page