About us

We create award-winning film and television

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

Our story

Bunya has produced and collaborated on a slate of award winning feature films, all of which have premiered at a top international film festival: 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 latest feature film, Sweet Country, directed by Warwick Thornton has many 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.

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. Bunya’s 3 part drama documentary series Blue Water Empire on the history for the Torres Strait Islands will broadcast on the ABC in 2019. Bunya’s VR film Every King Tide broadcast on SBS’s VR app and in competition at the 2018 Sheffield Documentary Festival (Alternate Realities) as well as NEXT VR at the 2018 Cannes Marche Du Film.

Bunya has a large slate in production including the feature films High Ground (starring Simon Baker) and Loveland (directed by Ivan Sen and starring Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten), the second series of television drama Mystery Road and feature documentaries Sanctuary and Beautiful Minds.

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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