Final Post Production Costs for Luku Ngarra

First of all, we want to thank each and every one of you who have donated to this independent film to date. 
We value your generosity and patience with this production as it certainly has been a slow process given all of the global events taking 
place over the last 2 years.

We thought many times, 'how an earth are we going to do this as an independent production when the current climate in the film and arts   industry is so difficult?'

But we never gave up. 
And we soldiered on.
And we worked for free.

Then, at the beginning of  2021, we received a generous donation from Arnhem Land Progress Association  after their all Indigenous Board
agreed to donate $80,000 to this film. We were so humbled and grateful for this donation.

This meant that after a bumpy last few years of not knowing if this film was going to get off the ground, we were able to head into the
Northern Territory and complete all filming. 

Director Sinem Saban has recently returned home after 3 months working closely with Dr Gondarra and is in the editing studio putting the final 90 minute version together. 

After 7 years of development and 4 years of production on a shoe-string budget,  we are on track to release the final film in January 2022.

The remaining costs to complete the film are as follows: 


1. Color Grade, approx $15,000

2. Sound Master, approx $15,000

3. Licensing of Music and Archives, approx $10,000

4. Writing of musical score by Yolngu producers, Arian Pearson and Dimathaya Brarrawanga, approx $5,000

4. Build the website with streaming platform, approx $5,000

5. Outreach and Marketing, approx $10,000

7. Editors Costs, $10,000

To find out more about the film, please visit the website:

With our sincere gratitude for all your support,

Sinem Saban, Director Producer and
Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, co-Producer

September 20th 2021


  • Angela Cassidy 
    • $25 
    • 28 d
  • Leah Freer 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Maxine Ergazaki 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Trudi Scott 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Shae Mccarthy  
    • $20 
    • 15 mos
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Sinem Saban 
Billinudgel NSW
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