The life of Indigenous basketball player Patty Mills
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About the film

“When you talk about giving hope to kids, this is a tremendous example, he’s an indigenous kid from Canberra who worked his butt off and made it”

Patty Mills is an Indigenous Australian, NBA basketball player and Olympian, currently a guard for the San Antonio Spurs. “For My People” documents Patty’s professional and private life from traditional dancing on a tiny island in the Torres Strait to playing against the best basketball players in the world.

His journey into the NBA is extremely unique & will inspire not only basketball fans around the globe but anybody who has a dream.


Rush is a Melbourne based director and photographer known for his black and white portraits, gritty street culture images and artistic videos.

Rush, with support from a grant funded by ACT Torres Strait Islanders Corporation has been filming “For My People” over 18 months. In wishing to promote awareness of Australian indigenous culture highlighting Patty Mills success as a vehicle for encouraging all young people to follow their dreams.

As a major partner of the Boomers basketball team, Airbnb would like to support the works of Rush on the documentary and Patty Mills on his journey as the first Indigenous Australian to win an NBA Championship. We believe that there is a strong sense of community, family, humility and love that resonates with the Airbnb message of ‘Belong Anywhere’. Click below to find out where Patty and the rest of the Boomers would love to stay in Airbnb.


RUSH Director / Producer
HAYDS FOR SMITHGRIND ENT Music & sound production
INKLAB Design & Website
TIM McCARTNEY Director of Photography
JOSEPH PURDAM Camera Assistant
MICHELLE GRACE HUNDER Behind the scenes photographer
ALEX STEVENS Behind the scenes photographer

SPECIAL THANKS TO: ACT Torres Strait Islanders Corporation, Patty Mills, Benny Mills, Yvonne Mills, Alyssa Levesque, Thursday Island community, Hayden Smith, Tim Lynch, Anna Grace, Jocelyn Campbell, Lucy Mills, Meridian Night & Mau Power & thanks to everybody who has participated in the documentary so far.

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