Writer | Director | Doug the Human – Short Film Comp Finalist
Gary Hamaguchi is a Japanese/Aboriginal Jaru/Noongar man from Broome. He developed a love for film at an early age. Gary is an emerging screenwriter/director. He was selected to participate in the Black Comedy, Season 3 writers’ workshop for ABC and has been a long-time participant of the Goolarri Indigenous Writers Program. In 2019 Gary was a camera attachment on the critically acclaimed TV drama series “Mystery Road 2”. Gary’s film credits include as writer/director on “Fishing” – a short drama, and “Living off the Bay” which premiered at Broome’s Mud and Saltwater film festival in 2017 and won Best Environmental Short. In 2019 Gary produced 2 shorts which premiered at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival, a drama “Doug, the Human” which is also due to screen on the ABC in 2020; and an environmental documentary “Saving Seagrass” which has screened on NITV. Gary is the Dialogue Director on 2 language episodes of season 2 of “Little J and Big Cuz”, and is currently directing 2 stories, “Aboriginal Warrior” and “LnJ Adventrues” as part of the NITV Our Stories program. Gary is also currently in development as writer/director on 2 documentary projects – “Nyurrnyu” and “Our Law”.