Rydin' Time: Ride Like Never Before

Rydin' Time: Ride Like Never Before
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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We are introduced to John Stacey and Dallas McNamara. The young rodeo riders talk about their passion for the sport, and John’s father Brenton is on hand to offer his son moral support. Dallas tells us how he started riding sheep, then poddy calves, before graduating to bulls.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

The focus and passion of the young men defy their years. The framing of the subjects, as well as the colour and lighting as they talk to camera, captures the essence of their environment, and with the sound of the rodeo blasting in the background, we are immersed in this world.

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 Morton-Thomas
Dena Curtis and Trisha Morton-Thomas
Kaleb Comollatti, Dallas McNamara, Brenton Stacey, John Stacey, Rhonda Stacey, Shayne Stacey