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Beck Cole

Beck Cole is a writer/director who hails from Alice Springs, she is a member of the Warramungu people of Central Australia.

Beck has recently completed a one hour documentary for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that follows the trials and tribulations of the two young Aboriginal kids cast in Warwick Thornton's debut feature film Samson & Delilah. The documentary Making Samson & Delilah is premiering at the Melbourne International Film Festival and will screen on ABCTV later in the year.

Other documentaries written & directed by Beck include Wirriya: Small Boy, The Lore of Love and the acclaimed SBS history series First Australians; the untold story of Australia. The series was recently awarded an AWGIE and the NSW Premiers Literary Award for screenwriting. Beck also writes for television, having written episodes of the SBS series The Circuit.

Her drama Plains Empty screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, the previous year her short film Flat also screened at Sundance and the Edinburgh Film Festivals.

Beck has written her first feature film The Place Between which she is set to direct in 2010.


LORE OF LOVE, THE [from the CAAMA Collection] »

Teenager, Jessie Bartlett Nungarrayi, takes us on a journey from Alice Springs to the ancestral homelands of her Pintubi grandmothers where the old ladies propose to teach her about relationships with men – the lore of love, traditional way...

WIRRIYA: Small Boy [from the CAAMA Collection] »

This moving documentary is a record of a few hours in the life of a small 7 year old boy, Ricco, from Hidden Valley, one of the many town camps on the outskirts of Alice Springs...