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David Blackall BSc (Agriculture), Dip Ed, MA (Jour), PhD

Journalist/filmmaker

Email: dblackal88@gmail.com           Mobile: Australia 0414 838784

David Blackall, journalist and camera director, experience in production of over 180 broadcast non-fiction projects. These range from news and current affairs to independent documentary feature films.

Accomplished cinematographer, scriptwriter and editor. News and current affairs filming for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation broke public interest news on the international crime syndicate Trio Capital, screened on ABC 7.30 program, 2014.

25 years teaching and research in journalism. PhD thesis discusses film ethics and media law, around the central case study, his film Delinquent Angel.

Nothing is as it seems. In-house screening, The Bookshop Gallery, Kings Cross 2014. Short observational pieces of famous artists: Uncle Frank Mumbler, Stephen Dupont, David Larwill and ‘Karaoke Jane’.

Lost Innocents of Kashmir. (Camera, writer, editor, director) 2011. World Premier: Raindance Film Festival, London. 
2011 North American Premier: Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM). 
2012 Kashmir in Poetry Festival, Genova. 2012 Genoa, with Naseem Shafaie's poetry. 
2013. In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria. Culture Unplugged Documentary Film Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAeogguTil0

The Trio Capital expose. (Camera) 2014. ABC 7.30 program. In collaboration with Senior ABC journalist Nick Mclaren.

Indigenous Link-Up story (Camera) 2012. ABC 7.30 program and ABC News ACT. In collaboration with Senior ABC journalist Nick Mclaren.

Food Barn story. Feeding the poor. (Camera) 2010. ABC 7.30 program. In collaboration with Senior ABC journalist Nick Mclaren.

Delinquent Angel (Camera, writer, editor, director) 2000. Editor - Melanie Sandford. 
Feature documentary profile on the Australian painter John Perceval. Selected for the Sydney International Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film festival. Shortlisted for the Dendy Award and the United Nations Human Rights Award. 
Funded by the Australian Film Commission, the Law Foundation of NSW, and the University of Wollongong. 
Broadcast on the SBS TV (Special Broadcast Services). Distribution DVD and streaming, internationally, Kanopy USA.

Educational Documentaries, 78 hours, in multiple episodes for the Master of Journalism distance course - the University of Wollongong and the Open University Hong Kong. (Camera, script-writer, editor) 1993 - 2000. A series of 156 half hour episodes, all broadcast on SBS TV (Special Broadcast Services) and Australian Television (international) throughout South East Asia. The programs featured local newspapers, big city newspapers like the Age, television and radio (SBS and ABC), news and feature writing and print production, law and ethics. Featuring interviews with a vast array of journalists, lawyers and technical people, programs featuring painters, arts writers, with many from the US and the UK, including feature profiles on Phillip Knightley AM the Australian journalist, critic, and non-fiction author. Henry Muller, an editor-at-large for Time Inc, and Geraldine Brooks. This broadcast material was subsequently packaged with written texts for distance learning within the PAGE consortium, consisting of 10 Australian universities.

Can it Hurt Less? (1992) (camera, writer, director). Editor - Dany Cooper. Funded by the Australian Film Commission, the Law Foundation of NSW, and the University of Wollongong. Broadcast on the SBS TV (Special Broadcast Services). Distribution DVD and streaming, internationally, Kanopy USA.

Nukan Nungas (1990) (journalist, director). Editor - Petar Leovic. Funded by the SBS. Broadcast on the SBS TV (Special Broadcast Services). Indigenous performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Fringed (1990) (journalist, director). Editor - Petar Leovic. Funded by the SBS. Broadcast SBS TV. Magazine documentary of performance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Keep our Language Strong (1989) (journalist, director). Editor - Petar Leovic. Funded by the SBS. Broadcast SBS TV (Special Broadcast Services). Australian Indigenous languages, featuring Aboriginal linguist Professor Eve Fesl.




Contributing footage

88. Documentary, ABC TV, on the 1988 Indigenous Invasion day 1788, march from all over Australia to Redfern to Hyde Park, Sydney. Contributed Super 8 colour film.