84 mns/ Feature Documentary
Writer/Director: Naina Sen
Producer: Naina Sen/ Rachel Clements/Trisha Morton Thomas
World Premiere: Melbourne International Film Festival August 2017
Central Australia's answer to the Buena Vista Social Club!
In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia an unknown 140-year musical legacy of ancient aboriginal languages, German sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by 4 generations of song women who make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.
Against all odds and with the help of their charismatic conductor, Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on a historic tour of Germany to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by the German missionaries... but in their own Aboriginal languages.
Come on an adventure as the unlikeliest band on earth goes on tour…to the other side of the world!
Bulunu Milkarri: Songlines to Screen Initiative (SBS/NITV)
Half hour documentary on an endangered women’s song line from North-East Arnhem Land
Director: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Co-Writer, Editor: Naina Sen
Producer and Co-Writer - Gaia Osborne
Production Company: Ards
Selection: Sydney International Film Festival 2015
Best Indigenous language production, ImagineNative Media and Arts Festival 2015, Toronto
Gurrumul- Stories through Song
A half-hour special made for PBS Television combining rare concert footage of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Live at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia with behind the scenes footage of the reclusive singer and interviews with his family talking about his life and the cultural significance of his songs. Aired PBS, July 2010
Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Naina Sen
Producer: Skinnyfish Music
Press Excerpt: ‘An upcoming episode of the ABC's Australian Story will feature a profile of reclusive Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. The program will draw on more than 150 hours of material shot by Skinnyfish Music’s in-house filmmaker Naina Sen, who has been following the Gurrumul story for 3 years, plus interviews with Gurrumul’s family and friends.’
ABC TELEVISION 2010
Producer: Ben Cheshire
Associate Producer/Cinematographer: Naina Sen
'Wrapped In Country' is a short installation film commissioned by Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum as part of its internationally award winning 'First Peoples' permanent exhibition.
The film accompanies and interprets a Yorta Yorta possum skin cloak exhibited as part of the installation. The cloak s over 150 years old and is 1 of 2 of the oldest complete possum skin cloaks in the world.
Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Naina Sen
Executive Producer: Genevieve Greeves
Sound Design/Recordist: Francis Diatschenko
'The Story of Louisa Briggs' is a short installation film commissioned by Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum as part of its internationally award winning 'First Peoples' permanent exhibition.
The film accompanies and interprets a range of objects and photographs of early encounters the Boon Wurrung people had with the sealers and whalers that came from England.
Credits: Producer/Director/DP/Editor: Naina Sen
Cultural Advisor: Arweet Carolyn Briggs
Executive Producer: Amanda Jane Reynolds
ANTaR’s Justice Reinvestment National Online Campaign - Director/Cinematographer/Editor
2 of 5 x 5-minute short documentary films.
‘Defense of Darwin Experience’ - Director, Cinematographer/Editor
Six short documentaries about the survivors of the bombing of Darwin in 1942 through a combination of digital storytelling and archival materials. Produced for the Northern Territory Government and Department of Veterans’ Affairs for permanent exhibition at the Military Mu- seum in Darwin, touring installation and online distribution.