Every year, the Art Gallery of South Australia's annual Indigenous contemporary art exhibition Tarnanthi commissions a series of artists profile short films.
The films are created by Adelaide-based creative force Closer Productions - who most recently produced the documentary In My Blood in...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters has been awarded a Walkley Grant for Freelance Journalism.
The grants are provided by the Walkley Foundation, a national organsiation set up to celebrate and support great Australian journalism, including the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
Ms Masters...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films has collaborated with production company Small World Stories to help them to produce their ABC series Aussie Dispatch.
The series focuses on Australians who have assisted in the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Weave Films spent this morning at the Menzies...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films has collaborated with the Northern Land Council and the Aboriginal Interpreter Service to deliver important messages about the coronavirus pandemic to Aboriginal communities in local languages.
The Coronavirus video is being distributed in 19 Aboriginal languages from groups...CONTINUE READING
A serendipitous alignment of schedules has allowed Weave Films' Emma Masters to return to her roots in journalism and work with ABC News in the Northern Terrtitory.
Ms Masters has accepted a three-month contract to work as the weekday radio news reader and sub-editor until the end of the...CONTINUE READING
A collaboration between Weave Films and Moogiedown Productions is helping to tell the story behind a song from Numbular that describes the creation story of the region.
The song has been reimagined in a collaboration between Mambali frontman Don Nunggarrgalu and West Australian composer...CONTINUE READING
The Northern Territory's iconic Deckchair Cinema has selected a series of short films Weave Films has made with Mimal Land Management.
The films have been created with the Indigenous landowner organisation from south central Arnhem Land as part of their quest to tell their stories through the...CONTINUE READING
This year's Seabreeze Festival sees Weave Films filming a group of Darwin-based artists and their work.
The artists have been commissioned by the festival to produce an outdoor exhibition called Threading the Foreshore.
Weave Films' director Emma Masters short film about the art is being...CONTINUE READING
The Northern Territory Master brand campaign film has been launched.
Weave Films collborated with The Royals agency to produce the film, managing all aspects of the production and working with director Qiu Li and the Royals team to achieve the look and feel and the narrative of the film....CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters will join a panel of screen practitioners to discuss inbound productions, as part of the Darwin International Film Festival Screen Summit.
The discussion, to be held this Saturday September 15, will cover the vast of issues around inbound productions, from employment...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films works as a creative agency for a number of Aboriginal land owner-run organisations and Indigenous ranger groups.
One of those groups is Mimal Land Mangement, an organisation which represents Dalabon and Rebarrgna Indigenous land owners from central Arnhem Land.
Weave Films works...CONTINUE READING
We're looking for diverse cast - young professionals, mums and dads, families, kids - for a production shooting in August.
All the details and the application form are on a dedicated page. This link will take you straight there:
Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the screen industry?
We're looking for a motivated Production Coordinator to join the production for a campaign short.
The film is high-end production with a small crew and calls for a self-starter who is able to...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters has been hired to produce the Northern Territory master brand film.
Emma will be collaborating with The Royals agency, who is the team employed to deliver the master brand.
She'll be woking alongside director Qiu Li to oversee and achieve the vision and production...CONTINUE READING
The team working on the feature film Top End Wedding are ready and raring to step into production next week.
The heads of department and the production team have been in pre-production at Adelaide's Hendon studio since early March, preparing for the film which will see them shooting in...CONTINUE READING
Crocodile Dundee was a game changer for taking Australian stories to the world and remains the highest-grossing Australian film of all time.
A relatively small budget fish out of water comedy that showcased colourful characters and the Australian outback, which went gangbusters here and...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters has been selected as the director’s attachment on upcoming feature film Top End Wedding.
Emma will be attached to award-winning feature film and TV drama director and actor Wayne Blair (pictured on set of the Sapphires with cinematographer Warwick Thornton).
We've finished shooting our final frame for the shoot - and the team couldn't be happier.
Thanks to such an amazing cast and crew - the last few days have been lots of work but so much creative fun as well. We hope you've enjoyed the process as much as we - the co-creators Emma Masters, Lucy...CONTINUE READING
The cast and crew have assembled for production of the pilot of a comedy web series News Junkies.
The shoot officially kicked off on Tuesday, when we filmed a piece to camera with Ciella Williams who plays the main character Elle Walker, but today marks the full cast and crew on set making...CONTINUE READING
This year's Screen Forever conference is underway.
Run by Screen Producers Australia, the peak group representing producers and production companies from around Australia, the conference is the industry's go-to event for the year.
It's a massive undertaking for SPA, with about 700...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters is thrilled to be working with Goalpost Pictures and Kojo Productions on their feature film Top End Wedding.
The film is being directed by Wayne Blair and features Miranda Tapsell, who also co-wrote the script with South Australian screenwriter Joshua Tyler.
A new exhibition space opening in Darwin tonight is set to redefine and energise a lane way in Darwin's city centre.
Lane Art Space is a key lane way between NT House and TIO Center in Mitchell street and is part of the Northern Territory Government’s LIVE DARWIN ARTS program designed to...CONTINUE READING
After a lengthy and detailed audition process we're excited to announce the cast of our comedy web series News Junkies.
Here is the video
Ciella Williams is Elle Walker. 22-year-old Bondi princess forced to come to Darwin to learn the ropes as a journalist.
Amy Hetherington is Cheree...CONTINUE READING
Award-winning Australian actor David Wenham will be joining the cast of our comedy web series News Junkies to do a live script reading at the upcoming Darwin International Film Festival.
The actor will be coming to Darwin for the premiere of his film Ellipsis.
Wenham first rose to fame as...CONTINUE READING
The development shoot for Hit the Road Jane has kicked off today in central Australia.
The all-female crew - producer/director Emma Masters, director of photography Gemma Thornton and sound recordist Aimee Mullins - will spend the next 10 days following solo women travellers.
The women, who...CONTINUE READING
Did you know there is a secret sisterhood of travelling vans that can be found on the backroads and highways across Australia?
They're women at all sorts of different points in their life. Some are divorced. Others are dealing with empty nests. Some haven't ever travelled beyond their own...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is excited to announce its director Emma Masters has been selected for the second mentorship stage of the Natalie Miller Fellowship Leadership program.
Emma is among 50 women handpicked from Australia's screen industry to continue on the leadship program.
The first stage...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films has arrived in Melbourne for an action packed series of special workshops and initiatives alongside meetings, as part of the Australian International Documentary Conference and the Natalie Miller Fellowship Leadership conference.
Firstly, Emma Masters is attending a conference of...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films and Blackwatch Productions have been selected for the coveted FACTory forum, an international pitching event taking place at this year's Australian International Documentary Conference.
The pair are one of ten groups chosen to participate in FACTory, which will be held in...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters is one of 100 lucky women in film and television to be selected to attend the Natalie Miller Fellowship Brilliant Careers Leaders Conference.
The conference is to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne on February 24 and will conclude with a networking dinner that...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is delighted to be attending this year's Screen Producer's Australia Screen Forever Conference.
Held in Melbourne from November 15-17, Screen Forever is one of the largest congregations of screen industry professionals in the southern hemisphere.
It's considered Australia’s...CONTINUE READING
@EmMasters got the opportunity to sit down and chat with the Melbourne Web Fest about the importance of diversity on screen and how web series are providing a new avenue for women to broadcast their stories. http://www.melbournewebfest.com/gender-diversity-on-screen/
Do you live and breath film or are you're curious about what goes on behind the camera?
The Darwin International Film Festival's Northern Territory Screen Summit, being held today at the Charles Darwin campus at the Waterfront in the city, offers something for everyone.
It is a day...CONTINUE READING
The Capricornia Awards have been announced and it's wonderful to see a number of projects Weave Films has been involved nominated across a number of categories.
Short Documentary: Fire with Fire. This film was written, directed and produced by Emma Masters. She also edited the short and...CONTINUE READING
The Northern Territory's iconic saltwater crocodile is the star in this week’s Animal Planet Monster Month special.
The locally-produced television special Lair of the Killer Crocs will premiere in Australia and New Zealand this Thursday September 15 @ 9.30pm.
In the show, US alligator...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films has applauded this year's Darwin International Film Festival programme and is urging punters to back the event and see the best of local and international film.
The 10-day festival programme was launched on the weekend and the event is set to kick off on Saturday September 15....CONTINUE READING
The News Junkies team are assembling in Sydney this weekend to attend a Screen Australia web series workshop.
The workshop will see all the web series teams, who won support from Screen Australia's Gender Matters Brilliant Stories program, come together to work with screenwriter Mike Jones,...CONTINUE READING
It's been described as the biggest funding announcement in Screen Australia's history.
The Gender Matters program announced today has funded three million dollars worth of projects aimed at improving the number of women in key creative roles in Australia's film and television industry....CONTINUE READING
News Junkies has launched its first online presence.
The web series is currently in development, thanks to support from Screen Australia's Gender Matters program.
You can now follow the series as it posts to facebook, tweets merrily and hits record on instagram.
Just look for the...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is excited to announce its one-hour show on the iconic saltwater crocodile is premiering in the USA tonight as part of Animal Planet's Monster Week.
The program, which kicks off at 7pm on June 1, follows alligator expert Paul Bedard and crocodile wrangler "Crocodile Mick" Pitman...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters is departing Australia for the United States, where she will work on post-production for an exciting television special being made for an international broadcaster.
The program is focused on the Northern Territory and has been completely shot in the Territory using...CONTINUE READING
Production has kicked off on a wildlife documentary being made in the Northern Territory for an international broadcaster.
The homegrown television documentary is a co-production between Weave Films, Blackwatch Productions and Earth Touch US.
So it's all systems go for the next fortnight...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is proud to release it's latest documentary Fire with Fire.
Fire with Fire explores a world-first project that sees Indigenous people in Arnhem Land use their ancient fire management knowledge to reduce damaging wildfires across northern Australia, thereby significantly reducing...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters has joined McEvoy Media for a short stint to work on the next installment of the popular television series Territory Cops.
It's been a joy to work with the team and to spend time with the stars of the show - our Territory boys in blue.
Series 2 is slated to...CONTINUE READING
It's a true pleasure to see the feature film Last Cab to Darwin awarded with the nation's highest industry accolades.
Nominated for a swag of AACTA awards, Last Cab took home Best Adapted Screenplay. Congratulations Reg Cribb and Jeremy Simms for your award winning script!
Film and...CONTINUE READING
Six-part television documentary series Fishing the Wild is scheduled to come to a screen near you.
Weave Films' Emma Masters loves collaborating with filmmakers and was asked to board the Fishing the Wild tinny as producer in October 2014, backing the vision to make a fishing series with a...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films has been selected as one of the recipients of the REALISATOR development grants.
The announcement comes after last week's 3-day intensive workshop where participants developed concepts for film projects.
During the three days mentors from Northern Pictures, Evershine, United...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is delighted to announce Emma Masters has been accepted into this year's REALISATOR program.
Supported by Screen Territory and Screen Australia, REALISATOR is designed to develop the skills of local Northern Territory filmmakers through the development of documentary and factual...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is thrilled to announce Emma Masters is headed to Sydney to join Endemol Australia for a 4-week internship as part of the ACCESS program held this week during the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) Net-Work-Play.
The AIDC industry development initiative saw...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is excited to be in Adelaide for the Australian International Documentary Conference NET-WORK-PLAY.
We are showcasing three projects at this year's event. If you would like to meet up or want more information contact us.
Spirits in the Stone
Run for the Hills Productions and Fishing the Wild has called on Weave Films to help produce and coordinate an exciting new fishing and adventure documentary television series in remote Arnhem Land.
Fishing the Wild is a six-part documentary television series that follows two longtime friends...CONTINUE READING
It's become a regular event on the Weave Films annual calendar.
The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival brings great minds and creatives together to share tales of triumph and tragedy, to talk novels and films, poetry and song, in one of the world's most sublime settings, the beautiful island...CONTINUE READING
A collaborative exhibition between the Northern Territory Library and five Territory artists is exploring how the city of Darwin got its name.
Origin of a City is an innovative exhibition that combines history, art and film to revisit key periods of time when the place and space we now call...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is proud to be working with the Northern Territory's most renown producers and directors Rachel Clements and Danielle Maclean on their new documentary Blown Away.
Blown Away explores the myths and new perspectives on Cyclone Tracy, the cyclone that hit Darwin on Christmas Eve in...CONTINUE READING
Group V is a collective of five Darwin artists whose shared love of contemporary art, multimedia and film has drawn them together to create works that challenge the status quo. Their first group show D.evolution is a bold journey into Darwin’s changing urban landscape and evolving cosmopolitan...CONTINUE READING
It's a feature film that features the controversial topic of voluntary euthanasia but it's also an uplifting story that celebrates the journey of a man who finds love and friendship as he comes face to face with his own mortality.
Last Cab to Darwin has begun shooting in the town of its...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is teaming up with some of the Northern Territory's most prolific comtemporary artists to create a documentary that pays a creative tribute to the city of Darwin.
D.evolution is an entertaining documentary designed to turn preconceptions about Northern Territory art on their head....CONTINUE READING
A series of films developed by Weave Films for an innovative children's sports program in Indonesia can be previewed online before they're officially launched next year.
The instructional videos are part of UNICEF Indonesia's Sports for Development program, which aims to boost teacher's...CONTINUE READING
A showcase of work by Weave Films' Emma Masters has been uploaded to Vimeo.
Check it out: www.vimeo.com/weavefilms
The stories are just some examples of Emma's broadcast journalism work for ABC TV news and current affairs.
They also include two stories nominated as finalists for feature...CONTINUE READING
Improving the delivery of physical education in schools is the focus of a new Weave Films project in Indonesia.
UNICEF and the British Council has collaborated with the Indonesian Government to roll out a pilot program that aims to boost PE at schools in East and West Java, Sulawesi and West...CONTINUE READING
Production has begun on a short film series for the Northern Territory Government.
Weave Films' Emma Masters is working with Exposure Productions' Andy Hyde to write, produce and direct the films which look at the justice system and aim to help victims of crimes and witnesses to better...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films has travelled to East Timor to work with Australia's national science agency on a project aimed at improving climate science knowledge across the Asia Pacific.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has been leading the program to help governments...CONTINUE READING
Production has begun on an international documentary featuring dangerous creatures and problematic pests in the Northern Territory.
UK production company Burning Bright Productions has come to the Top End as part of an ITV prime-time television series with presenter Ray Mears.
Working with...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films and Intertidal Films have renewed their work on their film Spirits in the Stone.
The two companies took a year and a half break from production of the documentary to pursue other projects.
In the interim, Weave Films has raised further capital for the film's production, with key...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films is joining forces with a production company from the United Kingdom to make a documentary series about saltwater crocodiles.
Burning Bright productions is producing and directing a series with the well-known presenter Ray Mears on crocodiles and tasmanian devils in Australia....CONTINUE READING
A documentary film being made about a group of Aboriginal elders in Australia’s Northern Territory is being showcased on Oprah’s website, following her visit to the country last December.
The film “Spirits in the Stone” is a story about Margaret Katherine, an Aboriginal elder of the Jawoyn...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters and Intertidal Films' Adrian Buitenhuis have worked with Jawoyn traditional owners and the Oprah Winfrey show to take 14 women to visit Gabarnmung as part of Oprah's Ultimate Adventure in Australia.
On request from Margaret Katherine and her friends at the Jawoyn...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters has travelled to Melbourne with Jawoyn traditional owners and representatives to record the unveiling of discoveries destined to change world history.
The findings were made during an excavation earlier this year at the rock art site Nawula Gabarnmang, which lies in...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films' Emma Masters and Intertidal Films Adrian Buitenhuis and their film crew are preparing to spend a fortnight in a remote corner of Arnhem Land to document the first-ever archaeological dig on Jawoyn land.
The excavation will be held by an international team of archaeologists,...CONTINUE READING
Weave Films (Australia) and Intertidal Films (Canada) have agreed to collaborate on a new documentary film project.
The film will focus on group of scientists and traditional owners and their journey into remote Arnhem Land to uncover the secrets of a rediscovered rock art site.
The genesis of Weave Films can be traced back to a time when Emma Masters became indelibly linked to a place once forgotten. It began with a conversation, then a journey into a remote corner of Australia's outback, then a story that spoke.
The rediscovery of a rock shelter covered with...CONTINUE READING