Native Title Rockets, is a feature hybrid documentary lead by Senior Kokatha Elder Suzanne Coleman-Haseldine. Aunty Sue will bring the red desert to Australia’s lounge rooms and share her life work as an activist and cultural educator. Whilst bringing attention to the dynamics she and other Elders face in challenging military operations on country. Armed with humour and tenacity Aunty Sue is truly a unique Australian.
Dylan Coleman is Kokatha/Greek academic with a PhD in Creative Writing, an award-winning author and an emerging screenwriter, director and producer. She has written, directed and produced six short films (doco & drama winning numerous awards), two co-written and co-directed with her brother, Staurme Glastonbury. Three of her short documentaries have been broadcast on NITV, with a recent nomination with her brother for the SASA 2021 First Nation Talent Award for writing. She is currently writing and co-writing feature films and a TV series, two of which are adaptations of her novels.
Rocky is the creative Director of Genetic Circus Productions, producing multidisciplinary work in the creative industry for more than 17 years, including sculpture, performance, puppetry and film. She has exhibited in Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney (Artist residency) and Darwin. The first series of documentaries she made were in conflict conditions, Timor Leste 2006. Her translated films were broadcast on PluginTV, Channel 31. She presented the documentary series and published work in Helsinki and to the Timor Leste government. Rocky’s directed and produced, Urban Dreaming (NITV 2018), Empowering Change (Cinemas 2016) and Lady Lash (NITV 2020) the later she produced together with Crystal Clyne. Rocky was a board member & Secretary for Women in Film and TV spanning 2 years (Victoria). Rocky won Best Woman Filmmaker at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival, best short documentary at ARIFF (Berlin) and AIFF (NZ). She has worked with Wurundjeri Tribal Council to document cultural business creating a cultural film archive including language, weaving, tree scarring, and dance. She is the Director and Producer of Anarco Film Festival. Rocky is currently writing a TV series, Witness K. Rocky was chosen for the women’s producer lab Filmonomics, and the Impact producers, Documentary Australia Foundation, ‘Stories that Work’ program. Rocky speaks Tetun (Indigenous meeting language of Timor Leste) has a Masters in International Relations with a specialisation in International Law and Human Rights and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Sculpture.