80min, Australia, 2021


Screenplay: Alec Denis Morgan, Tiriki Onus

Cinematography: Kathryn Millis, Richard Kickbush

Editor: Tony Stevens

Music: Jen Anderson

Producer: Tom Zubrycki

Production Company: Film Victoria, Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund, Screen Australia

Distribution/sales: Umbrella Entertainments


Opera singer Tiriki Onus sets out to uncover the mystery surrounding an untitled 75-year-old silent movie discovered inside a vault that has compelling links to his larger-than-life Indigenous grandfather William Bill Onus: charismatic cultural leader, entrepreneur, theatre impresario, television host and possibly the first Aboriginal filmmaker.


Alec Morgan: Hunt Angels (2006), Admission Impossible (1992), Lousy Little Sixpence (1983)

Festivals and Awards:

Awgie Award, Documentary - Public Broadcast, Australian Writers' Guild
Nominated for AACTA Award, Best Documentary and Best Editing in a Documentary, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards