Ngayuku Papa

Trailer for Ngayuku Papa, a series of two short films about the role of dogs in community life. Made in collaboration with Cynthia Burke, Maureen Butler-Baker and Dallas Smythe of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers.


Yarripiri’s Journey

A sample of animation from Yarripiri’s Journey, an upcoming film for the Screen Australia / NITV Songlines on Screen series (PAW Media – Produced by Jonathan Daw and Anna Cadden, directed by Simon Japanangka Fisher and Jason Japaljarri Woods).

Full version is now available in Australia on SBS on Demand.


Bush Mechanics

An animated short film inspired by the legendary live action series. Directed and animated by Jonathan Daw and Jason Japaljarri Woods for PAW Media 2014.

Winner Best Australian Animation Flickerfest 2015.

Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

Full film available on indigiTUBE:


Workshops / Community Projects


7 Sisters

A short film made during workshops at the Remote Indigenous Media Festival in Irrunytju (Wingellina) 2017. Featuring Pitjantjatjara elder Pantjiti McKenzie telling the story of the Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa.


Mern an Ker

A short film made with young people in Yuelamu for PAW Media Animating Yimi series 2012. Featuring Anmatjere elder Jack Jangala Cook.


Whale Song

A short film made during workshops at the Remote Indigenous Media Festival in Djarindjin 2012. Featuring Bardi elder Laurel Angus.


Independent Films


Beware of Magpies in the Springtime

A short film made for the Alice Springs Bicycle Film Festival 2017

Winner – People’s Choice Award


Extreme Makeover

Short film written, directed and animated by Jonathan Daw, Produced by Vicki Sugars.

Winner Best Animation St Kilda Film Festival 2007

Official Selection Annecy Animation Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Krok Animation Festival


The Seagull

Pixilated self portrait for the National Portrait Gallery Animated Exhibition 2008.


Catch of the Day

Flinders University Honours Graduation Film

Winner Best Animation South Australian Screen Awards 2003