A woman of the Wiradjuri nation, Riley has been at the forefront of the Indigenous film and television industry throughout her career. An award-winning independent filmmaker and writer, she won the prestigious AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film for Confessions of a Headhunter in 2000. She later spent 10 years at the Australian Film Commission (now Screen Australia), where she was head of the Indigenous department.
She became the inaugural head of ABC TV’s Indigenous department and is now Head of Scripted Production at the ABC delivering ground-breaking programming including Mystery Road, Total Control, Operation Buffalo, Stateless, Mabo, Redfern Now and Cleverman.
APPEARING AT: Representing indigeous lives on screen
WITH: Kodie Bedford and Daniel Browning (facilitator)
DATE: Thursday 9 September
VENUE: Metcalfe Auditorium