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Danielle MacLean

Danielle MacLean worked at CAAMA Productions for over six years: first as a production assistant and then as a writer/director.
She spent considerable time in Central Australia on a documentary series called Nganampa Anwernekenhe, produced in Aboriginal language which was shot in the bush communities and broadcast on Imparja Television.

In 2001 Danielle wrote and directed For Who I am – Bonita Mabo a half hour documentary which screen as part of the Everyday Brave Series.

Danielle also wrote and directed a short drama My Colour Your Kind, which screened at numerous international film festivals, and for which she was nominated for an AFI Award and a Film Critics of Australia Award.

After leaving CAAMA Productions in 1999, Danielle became a freelance writer/director. She wrote & directed the 50 minute drama Queen of Hearts for which she won the AFI for non-feature screenplay, she won an AWGIE Award for her writing on Double Trouble (a children's drama series for Channel 9 and Disney Australasia), and also wrote an episode of the award winning Redfern Now.

Danielle wrote and produced the documentary Croker Island Exodus which screened in competition at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival, played at Melbourne Film Festival and was broadcast on the ABC.

In 2014 Danielle wrote three episodes of 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, an Indigenous comedy series broadcast on ABC2.


MY COLOUR, YOUR KIND [from the CAAMA Collection] »

This atmospheric short drama was made on film in 1998 and serves as a showcase for some of the outstanding talent nurtured by CAAMA at that time, supported by filmmaking talent from elsewhere including Safina Uberoi and Jackie McKimmie...

MPARNTWE - Sacred Sites [from the CAAMA Collection] »

This documentary focuses on the sacred sites in and around Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in central Australia, and the struggle of the Arrernte people to identify, document and preserve these sites in the face of rapid urban expansion and property development...


Director’s Cut (not abridged for TV, including 3 minutes of previously unseen footage) A powerful examination of the myths and facts of Cyclone Tracy, one of Australia's worst natural disasters which devastated the city of Darwin on Christmas Eve, 1974...