Rydin' Time: Like Brothers

Rydin' Time: Like Brothers
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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Kaleb Comollatti talks about meeting his two friends John Stacey and Dallas McNamara, and how he started bull riding. We see Kaleb go through his preparation before riding a bull.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

There are no spare moments in this documentary, as we cut from interview to action, and then back to interview; we get the feeling that the request to sit still long enough to speak about their experience is tough on the subjects. The energy of the rodeo is captured through the technical decision to have more than one camera covering the action.

Rydin' Time Synopsis

A documentary about three Indigenous rodeo riders, Kaleb Comollatti, Dallas McNamara, and John Stacey who ride at the Mt Isa Rodeo in 2005.

Rydin’ Time is part of the Nganampa Anwernekenhe series produced by Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Productions. Nganampa Anwernekenhe means 'ours’ in the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte lanuages, and the series aims to contribute to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures.

Curator's Notes

An observational style documentary intercut with interviews to camera. The energetic soundtrack creates a youthful, lively narrative true to the documentary’s subjects. Rydin’ Time is about the passion of three young men, and their effervescent dreams of youth.

Notes by Romaine Moreton

Production company:
CAAMA Productions
Rachel Clements and Trisha Morton-Thomas
Executive Producer:
Jacqui North
Trisha Moreton-Thomas
Dena Curtis and Trisha Morton-Thomas
Kaleb Comollatti, Dallas McNamara, Brenton Stacey, John Stacey, Rhonda Stacey, Shayne Stacey