| Rachel Perkins|| Film director|
| Producer, director, writer|
Charles Perkins, Eileen Perkins
Hetti Perkins, Adam Perkins
AACTA Award for Best Documentary Series, AACTA Awards - Byron Kennedy Award
AACTA Award for Best Direction
Bran Nue Dae, Mabo, One Night the Moon, Radiance, Black Panther Woman
Rocky McKenzie, Jimmy Chi, Deborah Mailman, Charles Perkins, Eddie Mabo
Rachel Perkins Wikipedia
Rachel Perkins is an Australian film and television director, producer, and screenwriter. She is known for her films Radiance (1998), One Night the Moon (2001), Bran Nue Dae (2010), and Jasper Jones (2017). Perkins is an Arrernte woman from Central Australia, who was raised in Canberra by Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins and his wife Eileen.
Perkins was born in Canberra in 1970. She is a daughter of Charlie Perkins and granddaughter of Hetty Perkins, and has Arrernte, Kalkadoon, and German ancestry. Her sister is Hetti Perkins, an art curator. For schooling she and her sister attended Melrose High School.
At the age of 18 Perkins moved to Alice Springs and entered into a traineeship at the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association.
In 1992 Perkins founded Blackfella Films, a documentary and narrative production company creating distinctive Australian content for television, live theatre, and online platforms, with a particular focus on Indigenous Australian stories. Its productions have included multi-award winning seven-part documentary series First Australians, television film Mabo, and TV series Redfern Now.
She served as Commissioner with the Australian Film Commission from 2004 to 2008, and since 2009 has been on the board of Screen Australia.
She was also curator for the 2009 Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival. This tenth anniversary of the festival held at the Sydney Opera House featured the premiere of Fire Talker, a documentary film about her father Charlie Perkins by Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen.
Since 2015, Perkins has been the president of the AIATSIS Foundation, which is part of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
Perkins has a son, Arnhem, with her ex-husband filmmaker Richard McGrath.Blood Brothers (1993) – producer, director, writer
Radiance (1998) – director
One Night the Moon (2001) – director, writer
Flat (2002) – producer
Mimi (2002) – producer
First Australians (2008) – producer, director, writer, narrator
Bran Nue Dae (2010) – director, writer
Mabo (2012) – director
Black Panther Woman (2014) – director
First Contact (2014) – producer
Jasper Jones (2017) – director
The Prospector (TBD) – director
Australian Film Institute1998 – AFI Award Best Achievement in Direction: Radiance (1998) (nominated)
2002 – Byron Kennedy Award
Australian Writers' Guild2001 – Awgie Award Television – Television Original: One Night the Moon (2001)
2001 – Major Award: One Night the Moon (2001)
Canberra International Film Festival1998 – Audience Award: Radiance (1998)
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards2002 – Special Achievement Award: One Night the Moon (2001)
IF Awards2001 – IF Award Best Direction: One Night the Moon (2001) (nominated)
Melbourne International Film Festival1998 – Most Popular Feature Film: Radiance (1998)
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival2001 – Genre Award Best Feature Film – Musical: One Night the Moon (2001)
Tudawali Film and Video Awards1994 – The Tudawali Award: Blood Brothers (1993)
2000 – Best direction: Radiance (1998)