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KELRICK MARTIN

ABC TV – AU

HEAD OF THE INDIGENOUS DEPARTMENT, ABC TV

Kelrick Martin is currently the Head of the Indigenous Department, ABC Television.

Kelrick is a Ngarluma/Bunuba man from Broome WA and started as a cadet radio broadcaster for Goolarri Media. Moving to Sydney in 1998, he presented ABC Radio National’s Awaye! and was the inaugural presenter of ABC TV’s Message Stick. In 2002 he completed his Masters in Documentary Writing and Directing at AFTRS, and in 2007 returned to WA to become NITV’s Commissioning Editor.

He formed Spear Point Productions in 2010 – credits include documentaries Yagan, Outside Chance, Prison Songs, and short drama, Karroyul – a 2015 AACTA Award nominee. Kelrick was most recently the Indigenous Manager for Western Australia’s state screen funding agency Screenwest.

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Ready, Steady, Pitch!

Shows that are bold and spiky, that push people’s buttons. They should create conversation and make you think, laugh or cry. Even better is to have all of the above.

  • Landmark drama series ie Redfern Now,
  • Narrative Comedy that deals with the Indigenous experience ie 8MMM Aboriginal Radio.
  • Factual series that reveal unique stories and worlds we haven’t seen before, characters that we don’t see on TV every day. They can be issue based, political, historical or character lead but must be contemporary in feel and tone.
  • One off documentaries that are big untold stories of personalities or movements – think NDP style projects.
  • Short form series for ONLINE ie 6 x 5 minute episodes. Comedy works best or factual that has a sharp wit and unique POV or presenter led. Looking for ‘talent’ driven shows.

KELRICK MARTIN

HEAD OF THE INDIGENOUS DEPARTMENT, ABC TV – AU

Pitching Market – READY STEADY PITCH!

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In five quick minutes you need to pitch your project to television Network Executives and receive constructive feedback before the bell goes and you’re on your way. Bookings are essential. Hannah Barnes – General Manager Lifestyle, Foxtel Steve Bibb – Head of Factual, ABC Theirry Bled – Executive Producer, Discovery Networks Jon Casimir – Head of Entertainment, ABC Warren Clarke – Development Executive, Matchbox Pictures Neal Downward – […]

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