Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department has confirmed eight attachments on Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok from director Taika Waititi at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
The attachment scheme from Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department gives unique and valuable production experience for Indigenous screenmakers who wish to break into the industry, extend their production experience or develop their career as crew and creatives.
Penny Smallacombe, Head of the Indigenous Department at Screen Australia said:, :We are enormously proud of the talent and ambition of this cohort. From an attachment comes practical and hands-on experience, invaluable networking and the opportunity to forge a sustainable career in the industry.
“We’ve just seen the incredible success of Cleverman, which creator Ryan Griffen began working on during his Indigenous Department attachment at Goalpost Pictures. Through his gained knowledge of the industry and hard work, Cleverman has its world premiere at Berlinale this year and has enjoyed critical acclaim both here and in the US. We know these opportunities work.”
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi said, “Being Māori, it’s extremely important to me to have native presence on any film. We’re bringing a huge Hollywood production to this country and it’s only right that we make an effort to include indigenous filmmakers on the journey.”
The eight attachments on Thor: Ragnorak are:
- Cornel Ozies (Director’s Attachment)
- Sharri Sebbens (Director’s Attachment)
- Kodie Bedford (Stunts Attachment)
- Perun Bosner (2nd Unit Production Attachment)
- Mitchell Stanley (Set Decorating Department Attachment)
- Dena Curtis (Production Office Attachment)
- Ben Southwell (Grips/Gaffers Attachment)
- Tracey Rigney (1st Assistant Director’s Attachment)