27 July 2021
We’re thrilled that the AFF Investment Fund work My Name Is Gulpilil has been nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Documentary!
Actor, dancer, singer, painter, storyteller and national treasure: David Gulpilil was born a prodigious talent. In 1971, his big screen debut in Walkabout thrust the boy from Arnhem Land onto the world’s stage at Cannes, and launched what would become a fifty-year career. Adopting a fluid, patient approach to the biographical doc, director Molly Reynolds (Another Country, 2015) weaves an expressionistic response to Gulpilil’s iconic body of work, splicing archival interviews and performances in such a way to place young David in conversation with the man today – living with lung cancer, a rap sheet, and the side effects of time spent away from country, under the spotlight. My Name is Gulpilil is a powerful permanent record of Gulpilil’s totality.

The second round of nominations are now open and will close August 2, with the winner announced later in 2021.

See the full list of nominations in the Best Documentary category HERE