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As Sam Wallan

Kelton Pell

Sam Wallan – ALS Court Liaison Officer

Kelton Pell plays Sam Wallan – ALS Court Liaison Officer. Unlike many of his peers, Sam has survived the cycle of hard living and self-destruction endemic in young Aboriginal men. Now in his late-thirties, Sam has tempered his partying, but he’s still an angry man. Both strident and articulate, he now carries weight and respect around the communities, as he works in the courts for his people.

But Sam is haunted by ghosts from his past, and burdened by his more immediate role of saving his estranged sixteen-year-old son from repeating the sins of his father. He must expose the demons that have been driving him for so many years, in order to have a shot at getting a full life back - one that includes his son and ex-wife.

Kelton Pell
A Noongar man from South Western Australia, renowned theatre actor Kelton Pell has lit up most of the extraordinary works of Noongar Theatre since 1985, including all of Jack Davis’ plays.  His recent stage work includes Island, Inside Out, Solid, Cruel Wild Woman, Runamuk and Jandamarra.  Kelton won the 1991 WA Aboriginal Artist of the Year Award, the 1994 Swan Gold Award for Best West Australian Actor and the 1996 Contemporary Performing Arts Award for Best Collaboration.

His screen work includes the features Australian Rules, September, To Hell & Back and Bran Nue Dae in addition to short films One Night The Moon, Cold Turkey, Confessions of a Headhunter and Where the Two Rivers Meet. He has also had many ongoing roles in children’s drama series including Bush Patrol.

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