Gapu Monuk / Indigenous Sea Rights in Blue Mud Bay



Create a short documentary piece to encourage people to visit the Australian National Maritime Museum exhibition Gapu Monuk. This entailed interviewing Djambawa Marawili in the remote East Arnhem community of Baniyala during ‘Sorry Business’ after the recent passing of his wife. Djambawa spoke eloquently about the undeniable links between indigenous man and nature as well as his concerns for the future of these communities.


Owing to the compact nature of the production team on this job we were able to effectively conduct an interview, capture cutaways and aerials whilst only being on the ground in Baniyala for around 5 hours.

We delivered a 1min package that encouraged people to attend the exhibition through an introduction to the local indigenous culture and their strong connections to all things land and sea.

Our ability to operate in a small yet flexible team in a remote location shone through during this production. Our DOP Rhys was able to capture aerials, cutaways and an interview with his only aid coming from photographer Justin Overell. Understanding what gear to use in this scenario became critical as we were limited by light aircraft weight restrictions.

We had wonderful production support from Angela at Carbon Creative who have a wealth of experience producing content in remote locations.


CLIENT / Australian National Maritime Museum
DOP & EDITOR / Rhys Jones
PRODUCER / Angela Hueppauff