Steve McGregor Award for Best Emerging Talent in Film/Television
The Steve McGregor Award for Best Emerging Talent in Film/Television was inaugurated at the TEABBA hosted National Remote Indigenous Media Festival in 2009. Steven McGregor has worked in the film industry since his late teens. He started out as a Production Assistant in the NT Chief Minister’s Media Unit. He then moved to Alice Springs, where he was a cameraman for Imparja Television, undertaking a traineeship with CAAMA learning writing and directing. He then successfully completed his Masters in Drama Directing with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. Since the mid-ninety’s Steven has written, directed and produced many award winning documentaries and short stories. These include Cold Turkey nominated for two Australian Film Industry Awards, nominated for a Logie for Most Outstanding documentary. Five Seasons filmed in South East Arnhem Land, winning Best Indigenous Film in New Mexico at the Santa Fe Film Festival and screened worldwide including Hollywood, Oregon and Washington as part of the US National Geographic All Roads Film Project. Other achievements to his credit have been contributing efforts in Apekathe, Arafura Pearl, D-Evolution, Grey, Merrepen, My Colour Your Kind, Nganampa Anwernekenhe, Marn-Grook, Shellie Morris Swept Away, The Watchers, Willaberta Jack, Willigan’s Fitzroy, Tiwi bombers documentary, In a League of Their Own, to the Baz Luhrmann’s movie Australia, Crocker Island Exodus, Redfern Now, Pretty Boy Blue winning AACTA Best Screenplay in Television. Steven has provided major support as Director mentor for several of the Yarning Up series working with first time remote Indigenous filmmakers and has provided professional direction advice and assistance for film introduction and development for TEABBA staff and its remote membership network. Award sponsored by TEABBA.