1st Jan 2005

Green Bush (2005)

Local DJ Kenny realises his job at the community radio station is about more than just playing music. Kenny jokes that his Green Bush show is broadcast to a ‘captive’ audience – namely the local prison. While taking requests from those on the inside and out, Kenny has to cope with the results of a wild night outside and learn his place in the circle of violence.


25 minute drama
Writer/Director: Warwick Thornton

DVD available from Ronin Films.

Further clips and teachers notes are available from Australian Screen. If you intend to use this film in the classroom please purchase an educational copy from Ronin Films.

Green Bush Media Kit

2006 Best Direction in an Australian Short Film, Flickerfest, Sydney
2005 Best Short Film, Panorama Berlin Film Festival
2005 Dendy Award & Rouben Mamoulin Award, Sydney Film Festival
2005 Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Longbaugh Film Festival, Portland USA
Sami Film Festival, Norway
Arizona International Film Festival, USA
Nashville Film Festival, USA
Australian Film Festival in Israel
Kracow Film Festival, Special Screening, Poland
Heard Museum Film Festival, Arizona, USA
International Hamburg Short Film Festival, Germany
Provincetown International Film Festival, USA
Short Film Festival Madrid, Spain
Sydney Film Festival, Retrospective
Tabor Film Festival, CroatiaWairoa Maori Film Festival, NZ
Wordstorm ñ NT Writerís Festival, Darwin
NAIDOC Festival, National Museum of Australia
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
Colourised Festival, Queensland
National Museum NAIDOC Week Celebrations, Canberra
Short Black Films, NAIDOC Week Celebrations, Sydney
New Zealand Film Festival
Silhouette Short Film Festival, Paris
Garma Festival, Gulkula, NT
Abuja International Film Festival, Nigeria
Indigenous Film Festival, Queensland
Salento International Film Festival, Italy
Bend Film Festival, Oregan, USA
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece
All Roads National Geographic Film Festival, LA & Washington
Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark
ImagineNative Film Festival, Canada
Damascus International Film Festival, Syria
exground filmfest, Germany
London International Film Festival
Resfest Digital Film Festival, Korea

Writer & Director Warwick Thornton
Producer Kath Shelper
Cinematographer Murray Lui
Production designer Daran Fulham
Editor Roland Gallois
Sound designer Liam Egan
DJ Kenny David Page
Old man tjipli Ted Egan Jangala
Rose Audrey Napanangka Martin
Steven Leo Wayne Jampijinpa

Music – An eclectic collection of Aboriginal music recorded in Alice Springs by CAAMA Music during the eighties and nineties.