My name is Tom Hearn, and I am the proud founder of BushTV, a venture that took root in 2003. Hailing from Australia, I am a documentary filmmaker, writer and photographer, carrying within me the rich heritage of my Celtic ancestry. My journey over the past two decades has been dedicated to storytelling. I am now a full-time volunteer relying on my online community of supporters who back my instincts and projects.
BushTV has blossomed into a remarkable platform, serving as a conduit for creating and disseminating authentic stories. My path has been one of profound learning, growth, and collaboration. I am continually humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the tapestry of storytelling. It is a privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of sharing the voices and experiences of people and communities, and I cherish the relationships I have cultivated throughout this extraordinary journey.
Our spirituality is a oneness and an interconnectedness with all that lives and breathes, even with all that does not live or breathe.
So I take this word reconciliation and I use it to reconcile people back to Mother Earth, so they can walk this land together and heal one another because she’s the one that gives birth to everything we see around us, everything we need to survive.
We cultivated our land, but in a way different from the white man. We endeavored to live with the land; they seemed to live off it. I was taught to preserve, never to destroy.
This earth, I never damage. I look after. Fire is nothing, just clean up. When you burn, new grass coming up. That means good animal soon, Might be goanna, possum, wallaby. Burn him off, new grass coming up, new life all over.