Mugga Mugga Story is a thought-provoking impact campaign that encompasses a documentary and virtual reality film.
Designed to highlight the parallel journey of the Woppaburra people and the Humpback Whale (Mugga Mugga) against the odds of colonial forces. The project will be used as a vehicle for the bigger impact campaign of creating a synonymous connection to the word Mugga Mugga to be adapted into modern language instead of Humpback whale.
Australia has a Black History. For the past 250 years, the history of exploitation, slaughter, and enslavement of the Woppaburra people mirrors that of their clan totem, Mugga mugga, otherwise known as the humpback whale. Despite the violent slavery and whaling, the inexplicably tied parties also have experienced a recent surge in protection with the civil rights and environmental protection movements.
Mugga Mugga Story is that of the Woppaburra people.
The committees of the Woppaburra Land Trust and Traditional Use of Marine Resources endorses and approves of this project. Together we are working with hand in hand with community consultation from knowledge keepers and elders.
Dr. Harry Van Issum from the Woppaburra peoples is a producer and co-writer of the project.
Production Company - Natureel PTY LTD
Producers - Cassie De Colling and Harry Van Issum
Creative Director - Cassie De Colling
XR Director - Michaela Trenansky-Holland
Consultants - Dena Curtis, Lester Francios, Rene Pinnell
Woppaburra Land and Sea Trust
Kaleidoscope VR Fund
Griffith University QLD
Woppaburra Traditional Use of Marine Resources Committee
Currently in development and gaining traction. We have been selected to pitch at festivals, conferences and been a part of labs and grants including:
SHEFFIELD DOC FEST
IMPACT REALITY SUMMIT
CANNES DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE
KALEIDOSCOPE FEMME FUTURES 2nd place
We are currently seeking mentors, development funding and distribution partners including museums, education and exhibition spaces.
Please contact Cassie for a pitching session or more materials.