Indigenous consultant explains why he won’t watch Cleverman

Esteemed actor Tom E Lewis, who is credited with providing the Namorrodor story for hit ABC show Cleverman, has expressed his disappointment at the creators’ use of the spiritual being.

According to Mr Lewis, he was recorded in Katherine telling the story but was unaware of its planned usage in Cleverman until he saw a trailer for the show on television.

‘We’ve made people rich all along – making films and films being made in this country. We don’t have to worry about the Whitefella taking stories- it’s our Aboriginal mob from down South taking stuff from here and qualifying themselves as the writer/ producer for it without consent,’ he said.

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