Director: Stephen Page
84 minutes

A foot in each world. A heart in none.

Spear is a groundbreaking work from Stephen Page, telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance. It follows a young Aboriginal man, Djali, as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Featuring dancers from Stephen’s highly acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, this is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists as he brings this modern day mythology to the screen.

A fascinating cinematic experiment, fusing dance with the filmed image in a manner that considers both mediums…a welcome creative effort and continually evolving, eager to experiment, talent to watch.” – Robert Bell,

Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival 2015


  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • UNESCO Award Special Mention

Funding Partners: HIVE FUND, Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, ABC Arts, Screen Australia, Carriageworks, Definition Films and Soundfirm presented an Arenamedia and Brown Cab Production. In association with Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Spear was supported by HIVE, a unique collaboration between the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, Screen Australia, ABC Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Film Type Feature Fiction
Director Stephen Page
Producer John Harvey
Writer Stephen Page, Justin Monjo