April 13, 2015

We’re going interactive !

I’m really excited to announce that Banjo’s story will become part of an exciting interactive documentary project. An interactive documentary differs from a traditional documentary in […]
September 21, 2014

Project Update

Firstly, I’m excited to announce that Karen Downs, daughter of Richard Downs (Banjo’s nephew) has agreed to narrate the film. I watched eagerly as Karen posted […]
July 5, 2014

Supporting the film

If you’d like to support the completion of this film, donations are 100% tax deductible via the Documentary Australia Foundation. To make a donation  and visit […]
June 30, 2014

Ampilatwatja in April

I spent 12 days out at Ampilatwatja in April and it was great to spend time with Banjo, Richard and other members of the family and […]
December 2, 2013

A weekend in Alice

I spent last weekend in Alice Springs working with linguist and Alyawarr language speaker David Moore. David lived for 10 years in Ampilatwatja and is a […]
November 6, 2013

Banjo working at Lake Nash in the 1940s

March 5, 2013

Behind the Scenes of the Making of “Walk Off”

Episode One:  Adelaide to Ampilatwatja… [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acn-YnmUcr8]
March 1, 2013

Banjo’s Film gets a plug at Miller

Thanks to Miller Tripods for supporting my work trying to get Banjo’s story made into a film. They recently featured a pic and story about the […]
November 14, 2012


Thanks to kind support, a trip to spend 5 days with Banjo will take place this Friday. I fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs and then […]
October 26, 2012


We’re currently trying to raise $3,800 for time critical filming. With news that Banjo’s health is deteriorating, it’s critical we get out to Ampilatwatja for another […]
September 20, 2012

Name Change

“Walk Off” is the new working title for this documentary previously known as “Banjo’s War”. Sixty years between walk-offs as he makes a stand to prove […]
January 23, 2012

Today Tonight Channel 7 Story about the making of Banjo’s documentary

September 18, 2011

The Story Comes Together

This is Banjo’s story as it’s being pieced together, from the 1949 walk-off at Lake Nash to the walk-off from Ampilatwatja that started in 2009. Some […]
August 25, 2011

Lake Nash Police Journal

My recent research at the NT Archives in Alice Springs uncovered a great find ! The 1949 Lake Nash Police Journal where Constable Jack Mahoney devotes […]
August 16, 2011

Banjo’s First Walk Off

I recently got some development funding from SA Film Corporation to allow me to research Banjo’s first walk-off which will be an integral part of the […]
May 12, 2011

Meeting Lindsay Murdoch

Veteran journalist from The Age, Lindsay Murdoch, was at Honeymoon Bore last weekend while I was there. Lindsay is the journalist who wrote the story about […]
May 11, 2011

Construction Begins on Angelina’s House

April 29, 2011

May Filming Trip

The filming trip in March was cancelled due to the heavy rains and washed out roads. I’ll be going out next week and am now looking […]
March 12, 2011

Award Winning Documentary Maker Joins The Team

Think Films is thrilled to announce the newest filmmaking team member – Jonathan Stack. Jonathan Stack is a multiple Emmy Award winning and two- time Academy […]
February 15, 2011

March Filming Trip Fundraiser

The online auction has now ended. Thank you to everyone who participated. Donations to the making of “Banjo’s War” are always welcome especially at present to […]
January 11, 2011

The Story Hits Sydney

Richard Downs, Edith Hanlon, Angelina Luck and Louise Clarke made the inaugural journey from central Australia (350 km NE of Alice Springs) all the way to […]
November 4, 2010

Latest Filming Fundraiser

I’ve started the next fundraiser for our next filming trip. This trip will be extra special as we’ll be documenting the journey of Banjo Morton, Angelina, […]
November 1, 2010

The Advertiser article 30/11/10

Banjo’s story got a great write up in the Adelaide “Advertiser” on 30th November. Click on the article to open up a large readable version.
June 20, 2010

Why This Story Is Important

As a filmmaker, I’m passionate about Indigenous issues. Partly this was nurtured from my appreciation of culture being born into a migrant family. After my Tibet […]
April 1, 2010

How It All Began

My name is Lara Damiani. I’m passionate about making documentaries about people, times and places that I believe are important. In February this year, I read […]