TRACEY RIGNEY is a Wotjobaluk and Ngarrindjeri woman from Dimboola, Victoria with a love of storytelling from her Grandfather and family. She is an award winning filmmaker, who made her debut in the world of the arts through theatre as the youngest produced playwright in the history of the then Playbox Theatre Company (now Malthouse). She is constantly inspired and driven to tell stories from her people and culture.
Her theatre credits include: Belonging (Ilbijerri/Playbox 2002); How Blak R U? (Next Wave Festival 2002); Hidden (Courthouse Youth Arts Centre 2003/4).
Her film and TV credits include:
* Endangered - Writer/Director – Documentary – Endangered Pictures/SBS – 2005 Highly commended Emerging Filmmaker Melbourne International Film Festival – 2005
*Dodger’s Heart – Director – Short Drama – TAV Productions/NITV – 2006 *Abalone – Writer/Director – Short Drama – Wedge Tail Media/ABC- 2013
Best Short Drama Imaginative Film Festival – 2013
*The Sapphires – Director’s Attachment – Feature Film- Goal Post Pictures – 2012
*The Mystery of a Hansom Cab– Cultural Attachment– Telemovie- Burberry Entertainment/ABC – 2012
*Teacher’s Pet – Writer/Co-Director – Short Animation – Independent – 2014 – ATOM awards finalist 2015 and Best Primary School Production Flickerup/Flickerfest 2016
*Man Real – Writer/Director – Short Drama – Brown Cabs – 2015 – Finalist Best Achievement Screenplay and finalist Best Indigenous Film St Kilda Film Festival 2016
*Thor – Assistant Director Attachment – Feature Film – Asgard Productions – 2016
Tracey wrote for the new ABC TV series, The Warriors which screened this year and she is currently developing her play Slow Awakening.