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The Stories Project is a living collection of untold Australian stories.

Each year, we focus on two specific parts of the continent, delivering beautiful bursts of cinema, filmed on the streets and sand dunes of Australia, straight to your place. All you have to do is press play.

The Stories Project launched in 2010 with Urban Stories from Western Sydney and Desert Stories from the Western Desert, remote Western Australia.

The Urban Stories crew is made up of some seriously diverse Australians, many of whom came to Australia as refugees from different corners of the planet. The Desert Stories crew is made up of folks from the Martu mob, the last Aboriginal group to make contact with the British.

A mixture of art and journalism, these will not be the kinds of stories you can find in our newspapers or on television. They will be stories about our diverse communities created by the freshest talent within those communities. You’ll have unfiltered access to the inside perspective via the internet on your computer and mobile phone.

The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks. Be notified of new stories through Our Mailing List || YouTube || Facebook || Twitter || RSS Feed. If you’d like to contact any of the crews or CuriousWorks, click here for our details.

The Stories Project is proudly supported by Westpac Foundation, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Scanlon Foundation, Fairfield City Council and Casula Powerhouse. Content by the Desert Stories crew is produced in partnership between CuriousWorks and Martu Media, a division of Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa. Evaluation partners include Macquarie University and QUT.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Current Crew Members

Saif Jari

Saif Jari (Urban)

Anna Lam

Anna Lam (Urban)

Lazarius Nyembo

Lazarius Nyembo (Urban)

Guido Gonzalez

Guido Gonzalez (Urban)

Shane MacDonald

Shane MacDonald (Urban)

Alan Lao

Alan Lao (Urban)

Cassandra Nanudie

Cass Nanudie (Desert)

Curtis Taylor

Curtis Taylor (Desert)

Owen Gibbs

Owen Gibbs (Desert)

Dave Wells

Dave Wells (Desert)


Shakthidharan (CW)

Eleanor Winkler

Eleanor Winkler (CW)

Elias Nohra

Elias Nohra (CW)