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), Satellite Boy (Berlin and Toronto), and Dreamland (Busan).

Bunya’s latest feature film, Sweet Country, directed by Warwick Thornton won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Premio Bisato d’Oro award (the Venice Critics award for Best Film) and the best dramatic feature at the 2017 ImagineNATIVE film festival.

Goldstone 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). Mystery Road 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.

Bunya is currently producing the 6 part television drama series Mystery Road (starring Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen) for the ABC and All3 Media, the 3 part drama documentary series Blue Water Empire on the history of the Torres Strait Islands for the ABC, and the feature documentaries Beautiful Minds: Agents of Change and Sanctuary.

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