Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up is a not-for-profit organization founded by musician Jimmy Little in 2007 that aims to help improve the overall health of Australian Indigenous children and their families, predominantly through music. I have been working with the Thumbs Up! team to hep capture and facilitate various projects since 2016.

To view a selection of photographs taken during my time as a part of the Thumbs Up team, head to this page: http://www.lighttreemedia.com.au/thumbsup



"Looking Through Our Eyes - Tennant Creek" - Thumbs Up Team

This video was created with the children of Tennat Creek at Barkly Youthlinks and Winanjjikari Music Centre. The lyrics were written and sung by the participating children and the Thumbs Up! team during a week - long workshop.

Graphics, footage and edit by Amy-Lee Shields / Light Tree Media

"Outback Stores - Ali Curung" - Good Tucker Team

Ali Curung Store with the Thumbs Up team

This video was created to promote the new "Good Tucker" App

Graphics, Filmed and edited by Light Tree Media

"Arlparra Reggae Jam"

Filmed and edited by Light Tree Media

"Eye Know" - Barkly Desert Culture

Featuring the E-Town Boyz, The Hill Boyz and The Desert Sevenz.

Filmed as a part of the trachoma awareness program run by Minum Barreng, Indigenous Eye Health and the University of Melbourne.

For more information head to: https://www.facebook.com/cleanfacesstrongeyes

Filmed by: Sean Spencer, Buzz Bidstrup and Amy-Lee Shields
Edited by: Amy-Lee Shields and Sean Spencer
Graphics by: Light Tree Media
Produced by Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup / Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up!

"WORDS" - Yulara Tri-State Workshop

This song was written, recorded and produced during a three day student intensive workshop at the Uluru Meeting Place in Yulara, NT. It was written with the children from the participating schools and the Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up! team to help promote healthy lifestyle messages and bring attention to the power of words and the importance of good positive communication.

Filmed by Light Tree Media and Buzz Bidstrup
Edited by Light Tree Media
Produced by Buzz Bidstrup

"Lets get rid of Trachoma in the APY lands"

This song and video are the result of a joint program between The Melbourne University Indigenous Eye Health Unit and Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up! with school children and community members living in the APY lands of South Australia. The song was written and recorded by UJTU facilitators Johanna Campbell, Kahl Wallis and Buzz Bidstrup, recorded and mixed by Buzz and Max Bidstrup and the video was shot and edited by Light Tree Media.

Featuring the voice of a very talented young man named Aaron Fraser, from Kenmore Park APY Lands, South Australia. The musicians are the Pukatja Street Reggae Band from Ernabella.. David Morris / guitar, Ben Thompson / bass, Nelson Peters / drums, Nathaniel Kulyuru / keyboards. Lois and Hazel Fraser are also singing on the language choruses.