Young film producer Nara Wilson, who is proud and inspired by her Kokatha, Wirangu and Larrakia heritage, is driven to tell Indigenous stories through film – and is wasting no time making her dreams become reality at 57 Films. Since graduating from Flinders University in 2012, Nara has already notched some impressive achievements, from television campaigns focused on Indigenous health issues to writing, producing and directing six documentaries for NITV.
Nara was a particularly busy during 2013, working on ‘Ringbalin’, a documentary and iOS App launched at the Adelaide Film Festival, and she also wrote, produced and directed her own film, ‘Dance Free’, for which she won Best Indigenous Film at the 2013 Shorts Film festival.
During NAIDOC Week 2015, Nara launched her most recent film, ‘A Time for Reflection’, a micro documentary starring Kaurna Elder Stephen Goldsmith, addressing the past and future path of reconciliation.
Now based at Adelaide film production company 57 Films, Nara is maintaining her momentum of powerful Indigenous filmmaking. “There are so many stories to tell, so much ground to cover,” she says. “I feel like we’ve only just scratched the surface as far as awareness of Indigenous issues is concerned. It’s exciting to be in a place where I’m directly connected to the support and resources needed to help tell the stories that need to be told.”
At 57 Films, she brings her unique storytelling into commercial projects for many business organisations, including ABICSA – Aboriginal Business Industry Chamber of South Australia.
So what’s next for Nara?
“There are many stories to explore, through documentaries and drama, even in the corporate world,” explains Nara. “Whatever follows will be focused on recognition and respect of Indigenous culture. The more I explore and share, the more I learn. It’s a journey I’m passionate about.”
For more information contact Nara at firstname.lastname@example.org