BIOGRAPHY

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JUSTIN RHYS GRANT

I am a Walrpiri / Jawoyn man, Actor, Writer, Producer and Film Director.

I began my career in the Industry 13 years ago. Initially as an Actor with a Diploma of Theatre Arts from Victoria University; I then went on as a Writer and progressed into completing my Masters of Film and T.V. at Victorian College of the Arts - Melbourne University. 

I graduated in 2018 with Honour Marks and won a Special  Recognition  Award for my graduating film – A Piece of Us.  

I was also nominated for a Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award in 2013 for Dingo's Baby which I acted in.  

I was born in Katherine, in the Northern Territory, and grew up listening to my Elders sharing with me their Dream Time stories from a young age. They always taught me that a story is gifted to you and you must honour it’s life and respect it as a gift to you in your life journey.

I am now a story teller for Film and T.V.;   working on several projects. 

I have started my own company called Witchenini Entertainment. Within this company we offer proper Indigenous protocol training for all staff in order to gather and collect traditional stories in the right way, following the laws of communities and community engagement. We hold high the Cultural Protocols and respect for each and every  Indigenous  People treating them as individuals.

VCA

2018

BEST EDITOR

Victorian College of the Arts Award

A Piece Of Us - SEMIFINALIST - DIRECTORS

VCA

2018

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Victorian College of the Arts Award

V.I.P.A.

2013

BEST ACTOR

Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award

V.I.P.A.

2012

Aunty Eleanor Harding

Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award