PAKAM Staff – Broome
Video Production Manager and Training Assistant
Clint began working with PAKAM in 2012 after working with Goolarri Media for several years. He assists in the production of television programs for the PAKAM Network and ICTV. Clint works with the PAKAM Manager and Goolarri Media Training to deliver training for video production and community broadcasts. He is a director, sound recordist, camera operator and editor.
John ‘Tadam’ Lockyer
Network Hub Manager
John Lockyer, or Tadam, as he is more commonly known, worked with Gumala Radio in Tom Price for 8 years before moving to Roebourne to work with Ngaarda Media in 2015 and then joining PAKAM in 2016. John previously worked with a CDEP corporation in Port Hedland who were trying to establish Mulba Radio. During this time, a broadcasting course was being run at TAFE, so John decided to give it a go. Shortly after completing the course, John was offered a job with Gumala Radio. This allowed him to find out more about his Pilbara side of the family, as he had only previously known his Kimberley side, due to both parents having family there. John is an aspiring musician, or as he puts it, a ‘wannabe muso’, therefore he’s found that broadcasting is the next best thing to it. In 2014, John became Chair of the Indigenous media peak body Indigenous Remote Communications Association.
Administration and Production Assistant
Karmelliah started working with PAKAM in 2014. Local Yawuru/Jabbirr Jabbirr woman from Broome she was previously employed at Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd as a Community Development Administration Assistant allowing her to be involve with small amounts of media and technology. Karmelliah is now based at PAKAM helping maintain and build the PAKAM Facebook page and website along with her office administrative duties.
Kiefer started working with PAKAM in 2013 as a radio broadcaster in Bidyadanga and Looma. He has also been involved with PAKAM productions as a sound recordist. In 2016 he moved to Broome and is now working at the PAKAM hub editing video and managing the archive. In 2015 – 16 he directed and edited an animated story told by his grandfather Lalarin (John Boxer) titled “Whirlpool” which won the People’s Choice award at the 18th NRIM Festival at Yirrkala in 2016.
Community Media Trainer
Micha grew up in the remote community of Kintore in the Northern Territory and identifies as Warlpiri/Pintubi. He completed year 12 in Alice Springs before moving to Billiluna Community (WA) where he worked as a trainee RIBS operator for PAKAM for two years. Micha has been a part of Screen Australia and Media RING’s IEP since mid-2013 as a trainee camera operator/sound recordist/editor/writer/director with CAAMA Productions. A man of many talents, Micha has been a big part of CAAMA Productions and has worked on many projects from short documentaries, to music clips and short dramas. Micha has also produced video in remote communities, through his work with Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation. Micha wants to apply his skills to share his family’s stories and culture. In 2013 Micha won an award at the RIMF for Best Director. He wrote and directed two episodes on the series of ‘Our Place’ with ICTV and two Our Story Our Way 15min docos, “Hunters and Gatherers” and “Wilfred” for NITV.
My time at CAAMA has already taught me so much, but I know that there is so much more I want to learn. My main dream is to make drama that comes from real-life stories around here and to document the language and culture of my Warlpiri people through all the different forms of video, to help us keep it strong for future generations.
Neil has been the manager of Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media since 1996. Before that he worked on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands for 11 years as Coordinator of Ernabella Video Television and Pitjantjatjara-Yankunytjatjara Media. He was author of the 1998 National Report on the Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme and worked on establishing the Indigenous Community Television and National Indigenous Television services.
Music Recording and Video Production Assistant
Trevor Ishiguchi started working with PAKAM in 2010. He previously worked with the Education Department as a Teacher’s Assistant in Oombulgurri community. Although Trevor had no prior experience in media, he showed natural talent as a radio broadcaster in Djarindjin and Bidyadanga and as a musician and video clip producer. His song “Little Lady” won Most Popular Music Clip on Indigitube in 2012 at the National Remote Indigenous Media Festival.
Since 2013 Trevor has worked as Music Recording engineer for the PAKAM Music Recording Project, helping remote community musicians record their music and produce video clips of their songs. Twenty artists from seven communities recorded over 50 songs for our compilation albums “PAKAM Music Vols 1, 2 and 3.”
As a child, I saw a documentary on traditional hunting and lifestyles on TV. This inspired me to want to work in the media industry. Media gives us so many insights and knowledge of different tribes and their law and culture. It also makes it possible for future generations to carry on the traditions and find themselves in the process. It’s so good to know what’s special about our culture.