ICONIC AUSTRALIAN KIDS WRITER PAUL JENNINGS
MEETING AUSTRALIA'S ONE NATION VOTERS
KAKENYA N'TAIYA: GENITAL MUTILATION SURVIVOR AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGNER
AGAINST ME! LEAD SINGER LAURA JANE GRACE ON COMING OUT AS A TRANSGENDER WOMAN
MORGANA MUSES: DEPRESSED HOUSEWIFE AT 47, FEMINIST PORN STAR AT 52
FORMER US VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE
JAMES BLUNT. YES, JAMES GODAMNED BLUNT
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON SPACE, RACE AND BEING AN (ALMOST) MALE STRIPPER
BLOCKBUSTER COMPOSER HANS ZIMMER
TOM CRUISE IS OBSESSED - TRULY OBSESSED - WITH FILMMAKING
LANA SANDAS: From HEROIN ADDICT TO HELPING DESIGN PRISON REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
INDIGENOUS ASTRONOMER KARLIE NOON
BROADWAY ICON LEA SALONGA
SEX, SPINAL CORDS AND REPRESENTATION WITH GAY, DISABLED ACTOR DANIEL MONKS
You can also check in with the 2016 list featuring the likes of Alan Alda, Tarantino, Matt Damon and Jodie Foster here and the 2015 list here including William Shatner, Troye Sivan and Amy Poehler.
Each year my wife Madeleine Genner and I sit down to mix up the year in sound. Every year it breaks me. But at least 2017 has a happy ending for some.
Here is an early look at the montage in visual form. It went through a few levels of complexity after this was taken.
For the last few weeks, we've been quietly filming a doco about 3 incredibly resilient kids around Australia. I cried making it, you'll probably cry watching it. A huge thankyou to the wonderful kids, families and schools for helping us make it. And massive shout-out to director/editor Simon Cunich.