Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand
“I believe that Media is a powerful tool and when used responsibly,
It can change people's perceptions of others”
Dorcas was born in South Africa, migrated to Melbourne, Australia 11 years ago where she now lives with her family in a South African - Croatian - Australian household.
She is a dynamic doer who wears many hats including founder, CEO, producer and host of OATV and creative producer for the One Beat One Love Festival that forms part of the VMC's Cultural Diversity Week. She is also former Coordinator for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations in Melbourne.
Dorcas began her Film/TV journey in 2003 in South Africa as an actress in the youth TV drama Tsha Tsha II. Her interest in the industry led her to behind the scenes roles including Production Assistant, Production Researcher, Art Department personnel and Head of Department (Costume Dept.). She also worked on the set of one of Australia’s biggest export; channel 11’s Neighbours for 7 years in the costume and digital department(s). Dorcas is currently Program Manager at AIME Mentoring for the African Australian Stream.
For her work as Founder/Producer and Presenter of OATV, Dorcas was recognised with a Media Award by Victorian Multicultural Commission at the 2017 Multicultural Awards Of Excellence. Alongside 3 SBS reporters, she was highly commended for “outstanding reporting on issues of importance to diverse communities and reporting which contributes to Victoria’s cross cultural understanding” (VMC).
OATV is a digital platform about African diaspora in Australia. It links birth, interest and heritage highlighting positive stories with focus on socio economic contribution and the affirmative impact this has on the community.
Host Dorcas Utkovic introduces the viewers to artists, community workers, creatives, entrepreneurs, professionals and more in a colourful and informative fashion.
To reflect our current society through positive narrative.
To create and aggregate content that shows a new perspective about global multicultural society.
To Inspire for change that matters
We aim to create groundbreaking content which highlights stories that stem from a positive perspective.
To inspire this and future generations to speak their truth and be active contributors of Australian and global history.
To show how the power of reflection in other people’s stories can changes not only a narrative but perception about people.
To promote cohesion, pride, multiculturalism and similarities.