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Ceremony Year 2017
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David Tranter is Australia’s leading Aboriginal sound recordist, with a career spanning more than 20 years. For his work on Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah (2009), he won an AFI Award, an Australian Screen Sound Award and was nominated for an IF Award. Since 2004 David has directed a number of documentaries and in 2011 he was awarded the inaugural Bob Plasto Screen Award for his contribution to film and television in the Northern Territory of Australia. Sweet Country is inspired by a true story and loosely based on stories told to David Tranter by his Grandfather. This is Tranter’s feature screenwriting debut. (96)

Steven McGregor is an award-winning Australian writer and director. As a writer on the drama Redfern Now, Steven won the 2013 AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television and was nominated in the 2015 AWGIEs for Best Original Telemovie. Steven was a writer on the children’s television series, Ready for This, which won the 2015 AACTA award for Best Children’s Television Series and the 2016 TV Week Logie for Most Outstanding Children’s Program. Steven wrote and directed the television drama Cold Turkey, which earned two AFI Award nominations. He also directed the award-winning documentary My Brother Vinnie (2006). He is currently a writer on the television mini-series adaptation of APSA-nominated film Mystery Road (2013)


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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