Deniliquin is expected to feature in a documentary being created by the Doomadgee family.CASS SAVELLIS May 30, 2014 3:38am
Alec, Amy, Zach and Bailey (front) Doomadgee are filmed by director Aaron Petersen (left) and director of photography Robert Morton.
Deniliquin will be in the spotlight in Zach’s Ceremony, a documentary being created by the Doomadgee family.
Star of the film is 15 year-old Zach, whose journey into Aboriginal manhood is being told through the eyes of ‘‘an ordinary kid caught between modern day and ancient Australia’’.
The family, who recently relocated to Deniliquin, has been working on the documentary for almost eight years.
Hype is building around Zach’s Ceremony, which has been picked up by the Documentary Australia Foundation and Good Pitch, a partnership between BRITDOC and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
Zach’s dad Alec said the project was about ‘‘gelling two worlds together’’.
‘‘I’m originally from the Gulf of Carpentaria, and our tribe is so far removed from where we live,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a fly on the wall look at Zach’s perspective of these two worlds.
‘‘It breaks down barriers of what’s real and what people think is real.
‘‘It’s a universal story that crosses all barriers; people can relate to it being told through the eyes of a child.’’
Alec and his wife Amy and their sons Zach and Bailey moved from Sydney to Deniliquin earlier this year after discovering the town at last year’s Blues & Roots Festival.
‘‘Amy was an events coordinator/tour manager for Rob Potts Entertainment Edge so we were both here for the festival,’’ Alec said.
‘‘We personally fell in love with the people, and it’s a pretty little town.
‘‘We met good friends and decided we needed a change from the city.’’
Alec, who has seven years experience in the radio and television industry, was MC at this year’s Deniliquin Show. He is now the announcer for Deniliquin’s local breakfast radio program.
To learn more about Zach’s Ceremony and to see a teaser clip, go to www.zachsceremony.com.
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