Kristian T. Lupinski (BA Creative Industries (Media Design) James Cook University) is a talented filmmaker, a co-creator of Element Media Production in Cairns (https://www.elementmediaproductions.net/). Throughout his life, he has been involved in numerous video and film productions, such as these of the Little Earth Creatives, Ring of Fire, and Visual Obsession. Kristian has firmly established himself within the Cairns cultural community since his arrival in 2011. He has performed in various professional and community theatre shows and commercials on terrestrial television. In 2015 he undertook a field trip to Northwest Amazonia with Dr Kasia Wojtylak. Together, they collected materials for the Murui Oral Literature audio-visual project (funded by Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research) that focused on the culture of the Murui people. He was also working with Daniela Vávrová on her film project about a Polish priest in Papua New Guinea. His short documentary film ‘Murui Filmmakers’ (available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJT68R4QUw0) appeared in a number of film festivals, including the Understory Film Festival in Cairns in 2016. The full feature ethnographic film ‘Our Words - A documentary of the Murui of Tercera India’ was completed in December 2017, and is currently being in post-production.

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