Rewards for the Tribe
Film Camp
A bold, visually striking dance documentary that celebrates human connection and asks us to rethink our notions of perfection.

The acclaimed, genre-defying Chunky Move and beloved Adelaide-based company Restless Dance Theatre – whose troupe consists of performers with disabilities – develop a major new work that tests the boundaries of group harmony and myths of creative perfection. This is a journey in which dancers Jianna, Mike, Charlie, Ben, Darcy and Cody find a shared creative language that will take them from their homes in Adelaide and Melbourne to the international stage in the UK. Shifting from documentary and intimate reflections by the artists, to unsettling and dreamlike sequences of dance and intellectual provocations, the film is cheeky, thoughtful and expansive, guiding us to understand the rewards of rethinking perfection and harmony. A provocative, cinematic and playful dance documentary, Rewards for the Tribe traces a remarkable collaboration between two of Australia’s most challenging companies.

Sydney Film Festival 2024
Adelaide Film Festival 2023 

85 Minutes

Director: Rhys Graham
Cinematographer: James Wright
Editor: Delaney Murphy
Composer: Aviva Endean
Inclusivity Consultant: Jana Castillo
Producers: Molly O’Connor & Philippa Campey
Associate Producers: Bus Stop Films

With: Jianna Georgiou, Antony Hamilton, Benjamin Hancock, Michael Hodyl, Cody Lavery, Charlie Wilkins and Darcy Carpenter
Also Featuring: Larissa McGowan, Michelle Ryan and Caitlin Mewett

Additional Camera: Eugene Perepletchikov, Eva Otsing, Justin Eckert and Rhys Graham
Steadicam Operator: Han Palmer
Sound Designer: Hamish Keen
Sound Recordists: Hayden Guildford, Boris Borokhov and Travis Williamson
Production Assistant: Charlotte Best and Tierney Lumsden
Colourist: Edward Watson
Post-Production Facility: Artisan Post Group
Head of Post Production: Michael Darren
Titles and Key Art Design: Thought & Found