Born in the Northern Territory, an Aboriginal woman from the Anmatyerr People, Trisha has worked in the media, arts and entertainment industry for well over twenty years. Starting at the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) as a voluntary radio announcer in 1983, she later moved into journalism and then worked at the ABC in Darwin in 1990. Needing a change of scenery she relocated to Sydney in 1991 where she worked with the Bangarra Dance theatre as a sound technician. Feeling restless again she decided to turn her hand to acting and trained in the Uta Hagen technique of acting at the Eora Centre for Performing arts in Sydney and worked with some of the most celebrated Australian directors including Rachel Perkins, Warwick Thornton and Wayne Blair. Her acting career took off when she landed the role of Mae in the feature film Radiance. In 2004, homesickness bought Trisha back to Alice Springs where she again started working at CAAMA where she produced, directed and wrote documentaries for Imparja TV. Many of her documentaries were sold onto the ABC and NITV.
In more recent years Trisha has appeared in the award-winning ABC drama series Redfern Now, series 1 and 2, as the formidable Aunty Mona, and most recently starred as Lola in 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, Australia’s first Aboriginal narrative comedy series for TV, which she also wrote and produced. In 2007 she joined the newly established National Indigenous Television Services (NITV) as one of the first Aboriginal Commissioning Editors, eventually working her way up to Senior Commissioning Editor. While at NITV, Trisha oversaw hundreds of television hours including documentaries, dramas, music television and magazine style formats.
In 2017, Trisha began writing the feature film Cloud Money, supported under Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiative, and intended to be produced as a French-Australian co-production. Other projects in development include a musical White Blokes.
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