With his company, Ronin Films, Andrew Pike is providing technical advice as needed for digital video recordings in the field, and guidance to scholars on editing and delivering completed audio-visual works. Andrew with his team will also be providing two workshops in Indigenous communities, to support the work of project scholars in the field, and to help communities produce their own audio-visual productions for a variety of public uses.
Andrew Pike is a film distributor, film historian and documentary film-maker. He co-authored the seminal book, Australian Film 1900-1977, published by Oxford University Press. He has produced and directed many documentaries, and through his company, Ronin Films, has distributed many Asian and Australian films including STRICTLY BALLROOM and SHINE. In 2007, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to the film industry, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra. In 2003, he was appointed by the French government to the rank of Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres for Ronin’s promotion of French cinema in Australia. He is a Board member of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. As a documentary filmmaker he recently directed THE CHIFLEYS OF BUSBY STREET and EMILY IN JAPAN, and has produced many others. He is currently collaborating with Ann McGrath from the Australian Centre for Indigenous History on a feature-length documentary, MESSAGE FROM MUNGO, about the interface between Indigenous heritage issues and archaeology at Lake Mungo in south-west NSW.
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