Born: 1991, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory. Lives and works: Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Clan: Rirratjingu.

Ishmael Marika is a Yolŋu filmmaker, director, producer artist and musician. He is currently the Creative Director of The Mulka Project at Yirrkala, and seeks to promote the cultural, visual and performative practices of Yolŋu artists through documentaries and other forms of film media.