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.
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.