Simon Japangardi Fisher
simon [at] pawmedia.com.au
Simon has been working for PAW Media for around 12 years. His main role has been involved in the maintanence of the 26 year old Warlpiri Media Archive, this includes the critical task of digitising video content onto the digital server. Simon also provides cultural liason and advice services to visiting researchers and media. In 2010 Simon was enrolled in a Certificate III in Media.
Scottie Japanangka Brown
clifford [at] pawmedia.com.au
Scottie is a well known musician in Central Australia. As singer and lead guitarist of Rising Wind he has been writing songs and playing music since he was 16. His first instrument was drums. He then started playing bass before taking up guitar and becoming one of the best Warlpiri guitarists in Central Australia. In the mid-eighties he started his first band ‘Yuendumu South Band’. In the nineties his band recorded 2 songs for a compilation album at CAAMA studios as ‘Desert Mulga’. The band’s name changed to Rising Wind, who released 3 cds during the nineties. He also played with Wakulyarri Band and a band called Broken Chain. His inspirations include local bands from the 70s and 80s such as Poor Boys band and Red Sand Band. Scottie has been in training as a radio broadcaster for the last few months and is aiming on doing a regular new music show over the radio network. He also coordinates the PAW Media Music Studio and is developing skills in audio recording and mixing as well as helping and inspiring other musicians from many remote communities and adding to his own body of work.
Caleb Jangala Hargraves
Caleb is an amazingly talented Warlpiri musician. He has been playing music since he was 9, and can play keys, guitar, drums and vocals. Caleb has performed with a number of Yapa bands including Lajamanu Teenage Band, Rising Wind and Blackstorm. At PAW Media, Caleb writes and records his own music, plays concerts, and helps other local musicians record songs.
Noel Jampijinpa Heenan
noel [at] pawmedia.com.au
Noel has been a long time radio broadcaster, with a special talent for sports broadcasting. He is also a talented video worker, and has worked a range of commuity videos with PAW Media from the mid 2000s.
Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja
elizabeth [at] pawmedia.com.au
Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja is an Arrente woman from Ntaria with Anmatjere and Warlpiri connections. She speaks four languages and is a well known painter. Elizabeth is experienced in directing and editing short documentaries and community news bulletins. In 2010 Elizabeth completed a Certificate III in Media.
Jason Japaljarri Woods
jason [at] pawmedia.com.au
Jason is a Warlpiri man who has worked at PAW Media since 2006.
He is a talented media worker with strong skills in video production, graphic art, design and animation, in which he’s employed a variety of techniques including stop motion animation and digital compositing in both Flash and After Effects.
Jason is an award winning filmmaker and his short film Jack and Jones, which he wrote, directed and animated, won best film at the 2012 Fistful of Films, the NT’s premier short-film competition, as well as the Best Indigenous Film Maker Award at Queensland’s 2013 West End Film Festival. His work has also been recognized at other film festivals and exhibitions while Jason has also presented at conferences and helped run workshop training programs.
jeremy [at] pawmedia.com.au
Jeremy joined PAW in early 2014 as a contractor and then full time in 2015, as our Radio Producer and Music Producer. He has worked in remote Central and Top End NT since 2002, as a lecturer for Charles Darwin University in Contemporary Music, as an live, mix and mastering engineer and producer for Skinnyfish Music. Here he worked on both Gurrumul albums in New York and Darwin, co produced Manmoyi Radio for Nabarlek Band and was the producer on Tjamuku Ngurra - Tjintu Desert Band (CAAMA). Jeremy is a musician and songwriter, having been signed to several record and publishing companies in the 1990 - 2002, and has had songs on rotation on TripleJ, as a member of Adelaide based band The Violets and Cooperblack. He has a Bachelor of Music (Composition) and Cert IV in TAE, and had a short running radio show on Radio Larrakia "Inflight Entertainment with Captain Walker"
jeff [at] pawmedia.com.au
Jeff joined PAW Media in July 2012. He has worked in mainstream television documentary production for over twenty years as a producer, director, writer, editor and Director of Photography. As video producer, Jeff works closely with PAW Media's video staff to facilitate the creation of programs for education, community use and prime-time national TV broadcast.
teghan [at] pawmedia.com.au
Teghan loves sound, music and culture and has spent the majority of her life submersing herself in that world. Teghan joined the PAW team as the Radio Broadcast Coordinator in August 2015 after almost a decade working in the Australian radio industry for both commercial and community radio, as a presenter, producer, promotions girl, outside broadcast coordinator, techy and more. Teghan attainted a Bachelor of Audio Production from SAE Institute in Byron Bay and has earned a reputation as a live sound engineer, mixing at various venues and festivals throughout Byron Bay and Melbourne.
She is currently half-way through her second degree – A Bachelor of Indigenous Studies from Southern Cross University!! Teghan is loving living in Yuendumu Community, is currently learning Warlpiri language and is looking forward to going honey ant hunting this weekend!!