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Bunya Productions is a boutique feature film and television production company based in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia.
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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: 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).

Bunya’s feature film, Sweet Country, directed by Warwick Thornton, has won many awards including the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Film and 6 AACTA awards in Australia including Best Film.

Our latest film, High Ground, starring Simon Baker, Jack Thompson and introducing Jacob Junior Nayinggul, had its world premiere in a Gala Screening in the Berlinale Special section of the Berlin Film Festival 2020.

Bunya’s television division produced the ratings hit Mystery Road starring Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis which broadcast on the ABC, BBC4 and Acorn TV(US). Mystery Road won 5 AACTA awards including Best Drama Series, an Australian Writers’ Guild Award, and a Screen Producers Award. The series premiered in competition at Series Mania in 2018.

The second series of Mystery Road, 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. The series airs on the ABC in Australia in April 2020.

Bunya’s three part drama documentary series Blue Water Empire on the history for the Torres Strait Islands broadcast on the ABC in June 2019.

Bunya’s feature documentary Sanctuary recently screened at the Sydney Film Festival and won an Audience Award as well as a Special Mention by the Documentary competition jury. Bunya is currently producing the feature documentary The Leadership (aka Beautiful Minds: The Agents of Change).

Bunya has a large slate in production including the feature films: Loveland (directed by Ivan Sen and starring Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten), The Drovers Wife (written, directed and starring Leah Purcell) and The Leadership (a feature documentary directed by Ili Baré).

Past dramatic feature films include  Goldstone which opened the 2016 Sydney Film Festival and won 5 awards at the 2016 Australian Film Critics Circle Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music and Best Screenplay) and Mystery Road which opened the 2013 Sydney Film Festival and garnered many awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at both the 2014 Australian Film Critics Association and the 2014 FCCA Awards for Australian Film.

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