First people

Episode 01

Episode 01: First People

Air Date: 26.10.2019

Overview

In this episode we travel to Beagle Bay, Western Australia to meet a powerful Indigenous woman, Tasha McAlpine. 

We uncover the staggering issue of youth suicide within the aboriginal communities through the Kimberly and the work that Tasha is doing to bring forth change to this unspoken issue of social injustice within our very own backyard.

Tasha mcalpine

Born and raised in the Beagle Bay community in the Dampia Peninsula, Tasha now lives in Perth, Western Australia and is currently studying Early Childhood Education. 

This true woman of substance believes that children should receive the education that they need from an early age. 

Tasha is a true role model within her community taking a stand against the issue of youth suicide in the aboriginal communities of the Kimberly & has designed a label to help fund the Beagle Bay Community Centre. Tasha hopes to one day open a Trauma Clinic for Youth to escape and reconnect with the land and their roots.

beagle bay community

Tasha is using her artistic talents to add traditional aboriginal designs to a short run of denim jackets, in order to raise much needed funds to sow back into the Beagle Bay Community

So they can continue their community outreach and provision of a safe haven for the youth of Beagle Bay

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Children Are not forgotten Music Video

See the music video we filmed during our visit to Beagle Bay Community, “The Children Are Not Forgotten” written and performed by Chico Johnson

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Full Credit List

HOSTS
Danielle McAlpine Johnson
Jyselle Des Forges
Becky Branca
Sofia Gilinas

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Tony Tocasico
Danielle McAlpine Johnson
Sofia Gilinas

SENIOR PRODUCERS
Danielle McAlpine Johnson
Bessie Kay

STORY PRODUCERS
Danielle McAlpine Johnson
Bessie Kay
Aaron Harvey

LINE PRODUCER
Jason Chico Johnson

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Lachlan Campbell

POST-PRODUCTION PRODUCER
Aaron Harvey

WRITER
Danielle McAlpine Johnson

DIRECTORS
Enzo Maisano
Danielle McAlpine Johnson

1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
Bessie Kay
Lachlan Campbell 

OFFSITE PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jason Chico Johnson

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Scarlett Koehne

LEGAL
Anton Bekker

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Daniel Marolla

CAMERA OPERATORS
Daniel Marola
Samuel Kwong
Aaron Harvey
Enzo Maisano 

AUDIO ENGINEER
Lachlan Campbell

STILLS PHOTOGRAPHERS
James Rowe
Enzo Maisano

WARDROBE STYLIST
Becky Branca

HAIR ARTIST
Pina Mercuri
Georgia Freedman

MAKEUP ARTIST
Becky Branca

POST AUDIO PRODUCTION
Abes Audio

DIRECTOR OF POST PRODUCTION
Danielle McAlpine Johnson

HEAD OF POST PRODUCTION OPERATIONS
Aaron Harvey

ONLINE EDITOR
Aaron Harvey

OFFLINE EDITORS
Liam Kelly
Acaua Doherty

COLOURIST
Jacob Dyer

MUSIC VIDEO EDITOR
Nick Kozakis

BEHIND THE SCENES
James Rowe

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Nathan Hunter

SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER
Bessie Kay

SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER
Nathan Hunter

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Rokk Ebony
Wella Professionals AUZ
Beagle Bay Women Centre