Zach’s Ceremony

Director & Editor

Filmed over ten years, Zach’s Ceremony was my feature length directing debut following a young boy, Zach Doomadgee, and his transition to manhood through the ancient right of passage. The documentary was well received by audiences from around the world and premiered at Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in 2016. The film received multiple awards and nominated for Best Director at Australian Directors Guild Awards and Best Feature Length Documentary at AACTA Awards and Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.

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Producer & Writer: Sarah Linton  |  Concept Creator & Associate Producer: Alec Doomadgee

2018 Winner – Best Feature Length Documentary
Adelaide Youth Film Festival

2017 Nominated – Best Feature Length Documentary
AACTA Awards

2017 Winners – Best Documentary (History), Best Indigenous Online
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards

2017 Nominated – Best Direction of Feature Documentary
Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards

2017 Nominated – Best Feature Length Documentary
Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Awards

2016 Winners – Best Film and Best Documentary
Byron Bay Film Festival

2016 Winner – Best Film Audience Award
Melbourne International Film Festival

2016 Winner – Best Documentary Audience Award
Sydney Film Festival