Last year I made this community film with David Slowo and video trainees from PAW Media & Communications.
The brief was to explore the role of governance within the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC).
WYDAC started in 1993 as a response to petrol sniffing in Yuendumu. It began as a remote outstation program at Mt Theo. Andrew Stojanovski (working for Yuendumu School at the time) took young people to the outstation where they were cared for by Peggy Nampijinpa Brown and Johnny Japangardi Miller (and their families). In 2010, Andrew published a book about the early history of the program that is available in bookstores or direct from WYDAC (however WYDAC encourage you to try source it locally first). You can view a sample on the Readings website. It is also available digitally on Booki.sh.
Peggy (who is interviewed in the film) and … Read More »
The Very Hungry Bum, written and illustrated by Claudia Rowe, narrated by John Flaus.
Like a very famous caterpillar, The Very Hungry Bum consumes quite a lot. Over the course of a week it devours several pairs of underpants and other innocent objects, which were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Then, after a gluttonous week and a particularly indulgent camping trip, it undergoes an incredible transformation.
The Very Hungry Bum is a new iBook for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. It is a fun and cheeky parody of a classic children’s book that I’m sure you remember!
Read the book by yourself or choose between manual or automated narration by renowned actor and broadcaster John Flaus.
[update] The Very Hungry Bum was selected as a New & Notable book by Apple.
The original paperback version (printed on 100% recycled paper!) has sold out, but preorders are available for … Read More »
4 Ingredients went to #1 in iPhone in Australia last week. I’ve always thought that a good app was one that received mostly 5 star and 1 star reviews. Like a good book you either love it or hate it. People generally don’t have an opinion about something that’s mediocre — at least they don’t bother writing a review. So when 4 Ingredients was mentioned on Today Tonight (a popular Australian TV ‘current affairs’ show) over 2500 people downloaded the app in a few hours, propelling it from top 20 in Lifestyle to #1 overall. The eBooks also went to the top of Food and Drink on the iBookstore. More…