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Kutcha’s Koorioke

Discover Wurundjeri Country, Fitzroy with songman Kutcha Edwards and some of our most exciting Indigenous performers.


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  • DIRECTOR John Harvey

  • PRODUCER Anna Grieve and John Harvey



Featuring acclaimed Mutti Mutti songman Kutcha Edwards, Fitzroy icon Uncle Jack Charles and a host of Indigenous performers young and old. Shot on Wurundjeri country - Fitzroy streets are the stompin’ ground - for this multi platform program - digital, podcasting and popup shop fronts and outdoor screens.

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  • $80,000.00

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  • July 2021

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Fitzroy was a gathering ground for the Koori community. However over the years the Indigenous community have experienced being pushed to outer suburbs and organisations have closed their doors. Long before the Black Lives Matter movement - the Koori community of Fitzroy sparked a movement that would change the course of history within this country. It was a movement that acknowledged, respected and empowered Indigenous voices not just within Fitzroy and Victoria, but across the country.

This project sets out to inspire ongoing relationships, respect and understanding by bringing outstanding Indigenous singers/ storytellers to Indigenous and non Indigenous audiences online but with a particular focus on the disadvantaged groups which are First Nations people


What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

This project focuses on educating through music and storytelling. The power of music and storytelling to communicate, connect and heal. The key is self - determination, it's made by the mob, for the mob and for everyone. KCK is a joyful antidote to hard times. It features heartwarming stories that welcome you into Aboriginal history, along with some amazing songs and deadly humour.


What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Create an online community for Indigenous artists and audiences to celebrate Indigenous music and learn more about Indigenous culture by gaining an insight into the rich Koori history of Fitzroy. It creates space for a very contemporary art form to be used for our ancient oral traditions of sharing cultural knowledge & connection through our creative and spiritual expressions.


How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

Our success will be based on Kutcha's unique ability to bring people together and form connection and mutual cultural understanding. As he demonstrated in Season one, he is the key to securing other outstanding performers to the production. Over 2021 it is still going to be difficult for live performances to be staged, This project connects many Indigenous creative practitioners. It brings outstanding Indigenous singers/ storytellers to audiences online.


How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

Tamarind Tree Pictures and Brown Cabs, two Indigenous production companies are producing. 3CR and other Indigenous community partners like All Stars Aboriginal Community Youth Club Gymnasium -Maysar and Archie Roach Foundation support the project's development. The production companies have a long history in Indigenous filmmaking and established relationships with a broad cross section of Indigenous groups.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Success will be measured by the level of engagement with the Indigenous community and all those who share the values of KCK - respect and the healing power of music. Facebook for KCK is already a meeting place. Over 2021 we plan to extend the conversation into places where it is needed most: remote learning and online community engagement. The primary action we are seeking is community engagement.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

With an active and engaged audience in place and ready to grow and robust marketing plan, this new multiplatform season of KCK is fertile ground for connecting Indigenous community and bringing joy. The project will showcase the best of our local Indigenous singer/ songwriters and demonstrate through (song, podcast and videos) that there are so many things to be proud of and celebrate - fertile ground for connecting Indigenous communities.

Along with the web series, the Kutcha's Carpool Koorioke Digital Study Guide, podcasts will be adaptable, curriculum-based and suitable for pre-primary up to industry levels of learning. The project will have a ‘long tail’ and be embedded into a range of platforms and with other urls which align with the stated values and reach educational audiences thus increasing its long term sustainability. Next step is to use what has already become a recognisable format to feature other locations important to Indigenous history .