Steve McGregor Award for Best Emerging Talent in Film/Television
The Steve McGregor Award for Best Emerging Talent in Film/Television was inaugurated at the TEABBA hosted National Remote Indigenous Media Festival in 2009. Steven McGregor has worked in the film industry since his late teens. He started out as a Production Assistant in the NT Chief Minister’s Media Unit. He then moved to Alice Springs, where he was a cameraman for Imparja Television, undertaking a traineeship with CAAMA learning writing and directing. He then successfully completed his Masters in Drama Directing with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. Since the mid-ninety’s Steven has written, directed and produced many award winning documentaries and short stories. This Award is sponsored by TEABBA.
Bernard Namok Jnr (TEABBA)
Bernard Namok Jnr started with TEABBA in 2009 as a broadcaster after coming from Maningrida BRACS. His first day at TEABBA was the start of the 2009 National Remote Indigenous Media Festival. Since moving to TEABBA he has excelled in his radio career, and has won the AV Myer Award for AFTRS students in 2015, and also the Koori Mail Scholarship in 2009. Some time ago, Steven McGregor had a conversation with TEABBA Management about the upcoming anniversary of the TSI Flag of which Bernard’s late father was the designer, and the possibility of making this into a documentary. Steven then encouraged Bernard to move with it. With thanks to Steven this documentary is now well into production. In the final stages of this documentary Bernard has contributed as the main talent and has been responsible for translating and transcribing interviews, getting voiceovers, and researching archives. Bernard also travelled to Adelaide to pitch this documentary to national TV broadcasters. Bernard in getting this documentary going has given his family and the Torres Strait Island Community a documentary to pass onto coming generations.