This was the season’s final Storycast, read from Tandanya – the place of the Red Kangaroo.
Please join us for this special online reading.
This special live online reading which spotlighted the work of some Indigenous Australian writers and storytellers. We were joined by writers and readers Edoardo Crismani and Matt Hein, who read some of their own, and others’ work. We also broadcast some special recorded works from Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015.
Guest reader/writer: Edoardo Crismani
Edoardo grew up in Coober Pedy, an opal-mining town in the outback of South Australia. Edoardo spent several years playing in bands, doing an assorted range of jobs, travelling and couch surfing. In 2009 he enrolled in University and graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from the University of South Australia in August 2012. He majored in Film and TV production and minored in Creative Writing. He achieved a High Distinction average in his degree.
Edoardo Crismani is a member of the South Australian Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Writers Group and in 2013 he completed a residency at the South Australian Writers Centre in Adelaide as an Emerging Writer in Residence. His creative writings (poetry and short stories) have been published in The
University of South Australia’s Piping Shrike Phoenix 2012, The University of Sydney’s Southerly Journal December 2012, SA Globalist 2013, New Zealand publication Ora Nui 2014, in Polish in Poezia 2014, Our Mob Festival Theatre Gallery Catalogue 2014 and Lizard Skin Anthology Number Three in March 2015.
From 2013-2014 Edoardo had been writing, filming, editing and producing film as an independent filmmaker for NITV with mini-documentaries such as Lenore Chantrelle – Point Pearce to Paris and Barbara’s World receiving nationwide broadcast as well as short dramas such as Just Be Yourself. In March 2015 he was commissioned by NITV to produce, write, direct and film two mini-documentaries – one on Marg Tripp and the other on Auntie Shirley Peisley who are both esteemed Aboriginal elders.
Guest reader/writer: Matt Hein
Matthew Hein is an Adelaide artist who has a tendency to say “yes” to interesting and challenging pursuits as they arise. He has worked as an MC for the Spirit Festival, Survival Day and Nunga Funny. Matt has also worked as an actor having performed for local companies such as Independent Theatre, Stone/Castro, Karrakarinya Theatre Collective, Kurruru, No Strings Attached and the Box City Theatre Company. He once said “yes” to a role in a radio play at the ABC and in primary school stole the show as “the cat from Norway who got stuck in the doorway”. Matt has also played drums in a few Adelaide rock bands and can coax a reasonably convincing sound from his yidaka aka didgeridoo.