LITTLE BLUE DINGO
is a new Australian Film company producing My First Birthday Party
MY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY follows the story of Keith Aitken, a 61 year old Indigenous tour guide, part of the stolen generation, who wants to celebrate at last becoming an Australian citizen. The project has three components. A Community Arts and Wellbeing Program across four Indigenous communities near Uluru. A community and professional family concert showcasing local talent and thirdly a feature documentary film that will screen at International festivals as well as be broadcast on Australian television.
It will involve filming in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, remote communities in the NT and SA, Port Augusta, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cambodia. After educating thousands of local and international tourists about ‘the Rock’ and the complexities of Indigenous culture Keith has been unable to accept the many invitations to travel overseas without a birth certificate or passport.
After a six and half year application process, Keith receives his ticket to freedom, an Australian birth certificate, and in the town near the rock applies for a passport to travel overseas. But before flying out he wants to celebrate becoming ‘an Australian’ and hosts a first birthday party at Uluru inviting people who have made him who he is and the people who hold the key to a better future for his grandchildren.
THE CONCERT - AUGUST 2018, ULURU
A team of artists will work in Mutitjulu, Docker River, Imanpa, Yulara and Lilla with the young kids, teenagers and the old people in the art-forms of dance, music, visual-theatre, & instrument making to create amazing material that that showcases Anangu talent. The guest list for the concert includes Keith’s children and many grandchildren, the local Indigenous communities, tourists and of course the rock ’n’ rollers who provided the music that saved Keith's life.
A sunrise breakfast at Uluru will be followed by incredible sunset rock’n’roll community concert with performances by schools and community groups as well as local, national and international artists. Kevin Kropinyeri will be our concert MC. Kevin is Australia’s premier Aboriginal comedy star, Kevin is a one-man whirlwind that will have you holding your sides laughing, as he shares tales of growing up, marriage and the absurd challenges of life as an Aboriginal Australian family man.
We are talking with a number of local artists such as Nokturnal, Iwantja, Tjintu Desert Band, Apakatjah, Karnage N, Creekside Reggae Band, Catherine Satour, Jacinta Price, Rayella, and Desert 7z as well as some Internationals acts Kone Express (Mali - West Africa) featuring master musician Bassidi Kone - who performs in major national and international festivals and events throughout Africa. Bassidi is from a long family line of musicians and is a proud ambassadors of his musical heritage, he represents Mali, promoting a message of peace, humility, freedom, and solidarity.
Wandering Moon - (Thailand) a contemporary visual shadow theatre company, who will create amazing work with young people and older community members, as well as hip-hop star Morganics, and slapstick world percussionists The Bongo Brothers. More acts to be announced next month.
Camping, cultural tours and transport packages available
More information Dave Houston Little Blue Dingo Films 0411 71 00 81 firstname.lastname@example.org