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The Trailer for our short film ‘BAKALA’ made for the MJD Foundation. Based on the true story of Anindilyakwa man, Steve BAKALA Wurramara as he faces a crippling neuro-degenerative disease, and his search for a traditional cure while battling the forces of black magic. Find out more at www.bakalathefilm.com
I never think about beauty but when I am finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know its wrong.
In 2015, Alison was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame. She appeared for eight years as a regular panelist on the ABC TV show, The New Inventors and her most recent work is as a producer with media company ZAKPAGE, making innovative cultural documentaries and drama. Alison is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of NSW, a Councillor for the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Chairperson of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
Unfold your own myth.
Combining state-of-the-art digital technologies with authentic visual storytelling, ZakPage brought sensitivity, passion and vision to the Marngo project. Alison and Nik crafted a powerful and evocative film that honours, enriches and seamlessly weaves together the students’ experiences and project’s aspirations with the hauntingly beautiful cultural landscape of Lake Mungo.SAMANTHA EDWARDS-VANDENHOEK
Academic Director (External Engagement) Design, Swinburne University.
The Sawtell Cinema needed a compelling video for its crowd funding campaign to secure the additional funds required to refurbish the regional cinema which had recently been purchased by locals. Zakpage created a beautiful narrative that celebrated the love of cinema and captured the hearts of the Sawtell community. We hoped to raise $75,000 through the campaign and ended up almost doubling this reaching a total of $142,000. The very sharable video series was key to the success of the campaign.Jill Nash chair of the Sawtell Cinema Investment Committee
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, of the National Environmental Science Programme, wanted to start a conversation about how and why Indigenous perspectives of cities should guide our work. Through a very collaborative and efficient process ZAKPAGE created a beautiful, visually stunning short film about cities as Aboriginal places. The finished product is more than we expected and is going a long way to engage more people and organisations planning and building the cities of the future.Dr Cathy Oke - Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, University of Melbourne
The National Museum of Australia commissioned ZAKPAGE to produce a series of films capturing elders stories in and around Canberra. Combining a powerful narrative technique with outstanding cinematic vision, they produced several moving short films that reflected the pride and presence of our respected community elders and their Country. They went above and beyond in terms of respectful engagement and passion for the production process, and delivered amazing assets on time and on budget which are currently in permanent rotation in NMA’s main cinema. We look forward to collaborating with Alison and Nik on future projects.Adjunct Professor Margo Neale - Senior Indigenous Curator
Indigenous Advisor to Directer, National Museum of Australia