Director: Darlene Johnson
26 minutes

Crocodile Dreaming is the story of two estranged half-brothers, Burrimmilla and Charlie, who must struggle against their own jealousy and distrust for each other. When there is a violent death in the community upsetting the spiritual world, Burrimmilla is unexpectedly called upon to fulfill an ancient tribal obligation. As a result he embarks on a journey to find the sacred stone which holds the power of his mother’s dreaming. If he finds the stone, he must return it to its secret belonging place. When the brothers finally come together, they are confronted by the spirit of their mother, who leads them to the special creation place, and the possibility of restoring peace and harmony in the natural world.

Festivals: Adelaide FF 2007; Message Sticks Film Festival 2007 – Opening Night film National Geographic All Roads Film Festival 2007 (USA); Melbourne FF 2007


  • Winner: Best Short Film National Geographic All Roads Film Festival 2007
  • Nominated: Best Short Film – IF Awards
Film Type Short
Director Darlene Johnson
Producer Sue Milliken