MY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
MY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY is a film about hope, survival and friendship. A blackfella music documentary road adventure like no other. Keith Aitken is the glue that links two worlds together, the old and new, the black and white. He is not on about ‘white guilt.’ He looks to a future, celebrating the best of both cultures. The product of a white father and a black mother. He himself is the reconciliation.
Keithie started his life with his mouth shoved full on tobacco, put in a plastic meat bag and left in the desert sun. He was rescued by his 5 year old brother. Keith is a Yankunytjatjara man from the APY Lands, 'the Mick Jager of the desert', who with no birth certificate is on a quest for a passport and to become an Australian Citizen.
If he becomes an 'Aussie' come & be part of Keith's First Birthday party.
Developing the project are:
Dave Houston, who has been working as a professional artist since 1988 as writer, actor, musician and director. He worked for 3 years broadcasting on RRR FM as a presenter and writing comedy material for the show. He written over 20 plays and screenplays, 35 community shows, recorded 7 studio albums, worked in community cultural development with Indigenous & diverse communities & produced international CCD projects in Mexico, Thailand & Scotland.
Chris Anastassiades, who has been a driving force behind this project since it's inception. Chris has worked on over 32 projects including feature films and television where he has multiple writing credits. He is best known for his work on High Ground, Yolngu Boy, Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji and Legacy of the Silver Shadow
Pip Atherstone-Reid, who runs Windmill audio, is an award winning Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer. He has won awards for the 2018 feature film Gurrumul and has recently been nominated for best sound at the AACTA awards for Fragments of Leunig and The Australian Dream. He has recorded sound in the jungles of Sumatra, The North Sea and Arnhem Land and is a musician who has played music on stages around the world. Pip’s career spans over 22 years from mixing feature films to television, radio and podcasts.
MY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY has three components.
Contact Dave Houston +61 0411 710 081 email@example.com