Kelrick is a Ngarluma man from Broome WA and is passionate about advancing First Nations screen stories and creatives. In 2002 he completed his Masters in Documentary Writing and Directing at AFTRS, and in 2007 returned to WA to become NITV’s Commissioning Editor. He formed Spear Point Productions in 2010 – credits include the multiple AACTA Award nominated Prison Songs. Kelrick was also the Indigenous Manager for Screenwest before joining the ABC as Head of Indigenous in 2016. His commissions at ABC include Black Comedy, The Dark Emu Story, and popular award-winning drama Total Control.
In 2002 he completed his Masters in Documentary Writing and Directing at AFTRS, and in 2007 returned to WA to become National Indigenous Television’s (NITV) Commissioning Editor.
He formed Spear Point Productions in 2010 – credits include Prison Songs (Banff Rockie Award 2015) and short drama, Karroyul (AACTA Award nominee 2015).
As ABC’s Head of Indigenous he has been Executive Producer on Black Comedy, Kiki and Kitty (Series Mania Short Forms Award 2017) and Total Control (TIFF 2019).
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!
SCRIPTED TV | UNSCRIPTED TV
ABC Indigenous is the home of cutting edge First Nations storytelling across drama, comedy, factual and digital.
Proposals that are bold, provocative, original, and push people's buttons. They should create conversations and make you think, laugh or cry - or all the above.
Please think of our previous successes as a challenge to aim high with your ideas - ambitious concepts are welcome!
SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland.
Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.