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Dena Curtis
Inkey Media
First Nations filmmaker, Dena Curtis is a producer, writer and director. Throughout her career, Dena worked at National Indigenous Television as a Senior Editor and Promo Producer, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as the Series Producer of Message Stick then later a Commissioning Editor for Indigenous overseeing development and production on The Darkside, Yagan, 88, Buckskin, The Redfern Story, Outside Chance and Wild Kitchen.

Passionate about First Nations and Female stories, her production company Inkey Media develops and produces a slate of Factual and Drama content, championing authenticity, inclusion, and diversity.

Dena has also been a part of many development workshops with first time filmmakers as a mentor and facilitator. Facilitating Screen Australia’s Indigenous Producer Program and ScreenWorks Creating and Sharing Stories FNQ Initiative.

Her directing credits include award-winning short films Hush, Jacob and Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble. Comedy series, 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, documentary series’, Shadow Trackers, Colour Theory Underground, Children’s Series, Thalu and two episodes of ABC’s factual series Back to Nature. Most recently Dena directed a chapter of the anthology feature We Are Still Here and feature length documentary A League of Her Own.

Her producing credits include Logie nominated Children’s Television Series, Grace Beside Me, Short Films Walters Ghost and Shed and documentaries Ella, Shadow Trackers and Belonging. Dena co-produced Firebite for See-Saw Films/AMC Network and is Producer of ABC’s First Weapons, and Executive Producer for Rebel with a Cause – a 4x1hr documentary series for NITV.
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