Created by Jahvis and Kiahma
Jahvis Loveday is an award-winning 23-year-old filmmaker from the Northern Rivers of NSW, his mob are the Bundjalung people of Northern NSW and BAMA mob of Far North QLD. He completed his bachelor of film in 2020, creating over 12 short films and 200 online videos.
His short films have won many awards across Australia including the Best Young Australian Filmmaker of 2020 and best film at Sony Film Festival 2023. Jahvis’ film BAMA was selected to represent Australian cinema at the Dubai 2021 world expo. Jahvis focuses on bringing to life the first nation’s stories of his brothers and sisters and those around him.
Through something deadly, Jahvis’ first nations focused production company, he has created many online video series as well as short films funded by Create NSW and Regional Arts Australia. His short film Bangay Lore premiered at the 2023 Flickerfest in Bondi receiving the special mention award for Best Australian short film, and his latest film Djalbuyan Nahra, was nominated for best Indigenous film at CinefestOz 2023. Jahvis was selected for the First Nations creators program by Screen Australia and Meta, he was also the locations attachment for the Netflix series Heart Break High Season 2 and a segment director for the ABC kids series Fizzy and Suds 2023
Through ongoing networking with many organizations such as Tilt media, Desert Pea Media, NITV, Regional Arts Australia and Screen Australia, Jahvis hopes to broaden his skills and bring his stories into the film industry.