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We create award-winning film and television

Bunya Productions is an award-winning Australian film, television and media production company working with the best creative talent to bring incredible stories to life.
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Bunya has produced and collaborated on a slate of award-winning feature films, all of which have premiered at a top international film festival including: High Ground (Berlin), Sweet Country (Venice Competition and Toronto Platform) Goldstone (Toronto Platform), Mystery Road (Toronto), Jasper Jones (Shanghai), Toomelah (Cannes), Mad Bastards (Sundance) and Satellite Boy (Berlin and Toronto). In 2021 Bunya will release three features into Australian cinemas – High Ground, directed by Stephen Maxwell Johnson, Loveland, directed by Ivan Sen, starring Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten, and The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, written, directed by and starring Leah Purcell.

Bunya’s television division produced the 2019 ratings hit Mystery Road starring Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis which broadcast on the ABC, BBC4 and Acorn TV(US), won 5 AACTA Awards including Best Drama Series and won Most Popular Drama at the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards. Mystery Road Season 2, starring Aaron Pedersen and Sofia Helin (The Bridge) and directed by Warwick Thornton and Wayne Blair, premiered at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival in the Berlinale series section and aired on the ABC in Australia in April 2020. It won the 2020 AACTA Award for Best Drama Series and was the highest rating Australian adult TV drama series on free to air. Bunya’s groundbreaking three-part drama/documentary series Blue Water Empire on the history of the Torres Strait Islands broadcast on the ABC in June 2019.

Bunya’s feature documentaries include Sanctuary, which screened at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival, and The Leadership, directed by Ili Barè, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Sydney Film Festival and also screened at the Melbourne and Adelaide International Film Festivals.

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