Studio Gilay collaborated with Writer/Artist Karen Rogers to make a fun adventure with a few mishaps along the way. Wanmari follows the story of a Ngalakgan woman’s bumpy family journey to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot. They encounter an eagle on their escapade who inspires her to use her knowledge of Country.

We couldn’t be happier to see our short film, Wanmari be showcased in Flickerfest, 2022.


Writer / Illustrator

Karen Rogers

Director of Animation

Jake Duczynski

Gomeroi / Mandandanji


Courtney Collins



Karen Rogers


Sara Hirner

2D Design / Animation

Andrew Summerfield

2D Design / Animation / Compositing

Jake Duczynski

Storyboard Artist / Compositing / Editing

Gomeroi / Mandandanji


Kamahi Djordon King

Director of Voice

Karen Rogers

Voice Acting

Ernest Junior Daniels

Voice Acting

Jennifer Rogers

Voice Acting

Sasha Rogers

Voice Acting

Cael Rogers

Voice Acting


Kathy Naunton

Additional Sound Mixing / Final Mastering

Richard Starr

Sound Recordist


Stronger Communities Ngukurr

Celeste Humphris

Kriol Language Support

Ngukurr Language Centre

Kriol Language Support




Written by Glen Blitner, Dudley Daniels and Kevin Rogers. Publishing by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd. Licensed by Sony Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd. Performed by Yugul Band, Courtesy of SKINNYFISH Music Licensed by Sony Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd.



Special Thanks

Kevin Rogers

Walter Kolbong Rogers

Celeste Humphris




This animation was created on NGALAKGAN, GADIGAL and WODI WODI Country

Ngukurr Story Project is a collaboration between Ngukurr Arts and Ngukurr Language Centre