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Acclaimed Indigenous vocalist, Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks come together to bring you Dawn, an LP of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. At it’s heart, Dawn is a song about being hurt by someone you once loved and trusted and finding the strength and courage to move on alone. Daybreak Films was honoured to collaborate with actor Rhimi Johnson Page and dancer, Tina De Melo to create this music video.

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Rory McDougall - Drums

Tom Martin - Guitar

Mick Meagher - Bass

Simon Mavin - Hammond Organ

Justin Marshall - Percussion

Record Company - HopeStreet Records



2014 4mins colour

  • Directed by Natasha Gadd
  • Produced by Natalie Nalesnyik, Natasha Gadd
  • Cinematography by Campbel Hynam-Smith
  • Lighting - Con Mancuso
  • Edited by Natasha Gadd
  • Production/Costume Design: Zohie Castellano
  • 1st Camera Assistant - Jensen Cope
  • Costume Standby Props:Tania Nalesnyik
  • Stills by Rhys Graham & Jensen Cope
  • Color Grade by Daniel Stonehouse / Crayon