Crusoe Kurddal is the son of Crusoe Kuningbal and Lena Kuriniya, and the brother of Timothy Wulanjbirr and Owen Yalandja. He is known for his large mimih sculptures, which are reminiscent of those made by his father. Crusoe Kurddal started making these sculptures following his father's death in 1984. He is also an accomplished dancer and has performed throughout Australia and overseas.
TEN CANOES is Kurddal's first acting role. A natural performer, he had always wanted to be an actor. When he heard that TEN CANOES was shooting in Ramingining, he approached director Rolf de Heer for a role. After thoroughly enjoying the filmmaking process, Kurddal is now looking forward to appearing in more films in the future.
(First paragraph reproduced with permission from Maningrida Arts & Culture.)