Oombarra Taxi celebrates its first Indigenous screen internship, as it simultaneously becomes nationally accredited as a recognised and registered First Nations owned business as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Supply Nation and more locally on Black Business Finder for the Queensland Government.
Oombarra Taxi’s inclusion on Supply Nation will ensure that supplier diversity is guaranteed, allowing procurement teams of client and business organisations to engage and create relationships with vetted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses. Translated to the film and television industry, it means that advertising agencies and clients can tap into the creative expertise of an accredited Indigenous owned production offering.
Committed to working with Indigenous talent to ensure the next generation of Australian film, television and content tells an inclusive and culturally diverse narrative, Oombarra Taxi is a hybrid production arm seeking to incubate and support established and emerging First Nations screen practitioners.
Demonstrating this commitment, Makisha Broome a 2020 Griffith Film School graduate will soon commence her twelve-week placement with Oombarra Taxi, looking to break into the predominantly male-dominated world of 1st assistant directing, she will be working as a shadow attachment on the back of Oombarra Taxi shoot projects.
Oombarra Taxi has offices in both Sydney and Brisbane and is the brainchild of multitalented creative arts duo Leah Purcell and Bain Stewart of Oombarra Productions, alongside industry production heavyweight Andrew Wareham of The Taxi Group.