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Warwick Thornton is a Kaytetye man whose debut feature film as director, Samson & Delilah (2009), won the coveted Camera d’Or at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival. Thornton was also that film’s cinematographer and has a prolific practice in this field – alongside Samson & Delilah he has lensed most of his own films (Sweet Country, 2017) and television series (Mystery Road, 2020; Firebite, 2021–22) as well as the work of other celebrated directors, including Rachel Perkins’ Radiance (1998) and Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires (2012).

Gathered in this collection are some of the features, documentaries and short films that Thornton has shot and directed throughout his career, as well as films that have inspired him.


Warwick Thornton

Paris, Texas
2h 25m Drama 1984
1h 23m Feature, Drama 1998
Samson & Delilah
1h 40m Drama, Romance 2009
The Darkside
1h 34m Feature, Drama 2013
Warwick Thornton in Conversation with Margaret Pomeranz
1h 30m Interview 2022
We Don't Need A Map
1h 25m Documentary 2017

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