Mar 25, 2017 Last Updated 2:32 AM, Mar 18, 2017

Producers & Distributors of High Quality Australian Film and Television

We've got quality not quantity. We break the ice for others to follow.

On this site you will find details of our past film production, direct sales info, 

who we are, what we've got in development plus bits about our heros.

DAVID STRATTON by ASIO

Coinciding with the release of the feature doco on film critic David Stratton here's an ASIO surveillance photo of David on his way to the Russian Embassy.  ASIO decided that those interested in screening films from China or Russia had to be fellow travellers with the Communist Party.  This still is taken from our award winning series PERSONS OF INTEREST.  Note what a dapper figure David cuts.  He always took pride in his appearanceSTRATTON

A Smart St. Taster 

Here's a sample of some of the films in our catalogue.  Do yourself a favour and buy one for that special, if a little strange, loved one.  Actually you're doing us a favour but we'll return it with the enjoyment you'll get from these unique films.


 

 

Ningla A-Na

 SYNOPSIS: A rare additon to the study of Australian History. Made in 1972, Ningal - A'Na records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Medical Service, plus footage from the demonstrations and arrests at the embassy. This is the only film to focus on the tent embassy and is an historic document, integral to comprehension of the Aboriginal political struggle. Erection of the tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament is the most symbolic action ever taken by Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice in their own land. Ningla A-Na presents an inside view of Aboriginal political life. A film which should be seen by all Australians.

 

Censorship Rating: PG
Length: 72 Minutes
Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 1972
Producer: Alessandro Cavadini
Director: Alessandro Cavadini
Further Research: Gary Foley's Koori History Web site - a massive resource.
Reviews:

"The single most important film on the Aboriginal political struggle in the last 50 years" Gary Foley, Historian, Former Curator Aboriginal Collection Museum of Victoria, Lecturer Education Faculty Melb. Uni.
".. an extraordinary record of a turbulent time."  Graeme Blundell, The Australian June 2013

Subject area Independent australian documentary/ Indigenous issues/ Land Rights/ Reconciliation.
 
 
 
Ningla A-Na
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$25.00

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For the last 45 years we've shot films all round the world on a wide variety of subjects. From sport to politics and art we have a unique library of moving and still images. We make these available to filmmakers and private individuals for use in other films or just to own personally.  In particular our extraordinary range of surveillance films and photographs are a unique resource.

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For HD movies or hand printed stills on acid free paper contact us: 
enquiries@smartstreetfilms.com.au 

The Meaning Of Zombies

We're at treatment stage of a fun new piece.  They're on your TV, your phone and your playstation.  They're more prevalent than at any time since the 1960s.  

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     ZOMBIES

They're the monster du jour.  Everyone's doing it. READ MORE

Heroes

  John Cooper-Clarke

                 Poet

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John Cooper Clarke is one of our favourite poets.  His tight rhythms and sharp insights have outlived the punk scene in which he first emerged, opening for acts such as The Clash, Joy Division and Elvis Costello.  He's one of England's National Treasures.  The following interview with John appeared in the English magazine The Idler which gives a great insight into his thinking and how amphetamines saved western democracy.

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