Jedda's Leap - the making of Aboriginal film starts
Director Charles Chauvel was in a Fifth Avenue Manhattan restaurant when a journalist from Time magazine suggested his next film be about the Aboriginal people of Australia. Chauvel and his wife were interested in this idea but found it difficult to get backing. Considered something of a box office risk, Chauvel had to raise the funds himself.
Chauvel cast the story with local, non-professional actors and the lead roles went to Rosalie Ngarla Kunoth Monks and Robert Tudawali.
Rosalie Kunoth Monks remembered the experience vividly.
|2009-01-01||'Color, excitement at premiere : hundred flock to see Jedda'||-|
|2009-01-01||Jedda's Leap – the making of Aboriginal film stars||Kunoth-Monks, Rosalie|
|1955-01-01||Bob Tudawali||Lorman, Steve|
|1950-01-01||Rosalie Kunoth-Monks||Lorman, Steve|