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KELLY LeFEVER is an AWGIE award-winning TV writer and a leading story/script editor, and script producer for drama series whose credits include Prisoner, Home and Away, All Saints, Blue Heelers and  Something in the Air. She was also script editor for SBS’s Dramatically Black series of short films by Indigenous filmmakers, and for the upcoming feature film The Black Balloon.

DOT WEST is a leading Indigenous media producer, and currently heads up Production and Business Development for the Broome-based broadcaster and production enterprise Goolarri Media. She recently won the prestigious Tudawali Award for her significant contribution to the development of Indigenous media. The Circuit is her first writing credit on a television drama.

MITCH TORRES is from the Gooniyandi/Djabber Djabber/Djugan nations. Her writing credits include the short drama Promise (which she also directed) and the children’s TV series Double Trouble. Originally an actor ( The Fringe Dwellers and Tudawalli), then a journalist, Mitch now works as a writer/director from her hometown Broome.

BECK COLE is from the Warramungu/Luritja nations. A graduate of AFTRS, Beck wrote and directed the short dramas Flat and Plains Empty, both of which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Her recent writing credits include the children’s TV series Double Trouble. Originally from Alice Springs, Beck is currently working in Sydney as a writer/director on First Australians, SBS TV’s documentary series exploring the history of Indigenous Australia.

The Circuit
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The Circuit

Kelly Lefever, Dot West, Mitch Torres & Beck Cole
In the outback, the law is never black and white.

Drew is a young Aboriginal lawyer fast-tracking his way from Perth to a policy job in Canberra via Broome. A stint as a public defender with the Kimberley Circuit Court offers him the street cred he needs in the Federal scene—plus a chance to ‘put something back’.

‘The Circuit’ turns out to be a tumultuous tour of the wildest parts of the far north, grappling with the often impossible contradictions between traditional and whitefella law. In the whirlwind of the travelling courtroom, cases are decided in minutes, with repercussions that go on for years. Drew has no idea what’s hit him.

Then there is the legacy of his own long-forgotten family history.

A compelling, funny and thoughtful drama series starring Aaron Pedersen, Kelton Pell, Tammy Clarkson, Marta Kaczmarek and Gary Sweet as the Magistrate, The Circuit screened on SBS TV in July 2007.
   More information about the TV series -

  • 2008 WA Premier's Literary Awards - Script Award (shortlist)

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