David Jowsey has had an extensive career as a film and television producer. He has been nominated for three AACTA Awards for Best Picture (Mystery Road, 2013; Satellite Boy, 2012; Goldstone, 2015). In 2009 David Jowsey formed BUNYA Productions with award winning filmmaker Ivan Sen. BUNYA Productions’ first film was Ivan Sen’s experimental digital feature Dreamland (2009). David is also Producer of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival selected feature film Mad Bastards (2010) directed by Brendan Fletcher. The same year David produced Toomelah (2011), which focuses on a 10 year old boy growing up in an isolated Aboriginal community, with Sen directing again. The film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2011 in Un Certain Regard and won the Cultural Diversity Award under the Patronage of UNESCO from APSA. David also produced the Toronto Film Festival 2012 selection, Satellite Boy, directed by Catriona McKenzie. Satellite Boy received a Special Mention at its European Premiere in the Generation section of the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

In 2016 David produced Jasper Jones based on the best selling novel and directed by Rachel Perkins.  He is currently producing the television adaptation of Mystery Road for ABC TV based on the APSA-nominated film of the same name, and the documentary-drama series Blue Water Empire. David is also Executive Producer of the feature documentaries Sanctuary and Beautiful Minds: The Agents of Change.

Accolades

David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin and David Tranter and Warwick Thornton
Best Feature Film, 2017

Sweet Country

Best Feature Film, 2017

Sweet Country

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2017 Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in the uncompromising outback of the Northern Territory, Australia…

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Films

High Ground
2020

High Ground

Australia
2020

High Ground

In a bid to save the last of his family, Gutjuk, a young Aboriginal man, teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara, the…

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Sweet Country
2017

Sweet Country

Australia
2017

Sweet Country

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2017 Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in the uncompromising outback of the Northern Territory, Australia…

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Jasper Jones
2017

Jasper Jones

Australia
2017

Jasper Jones

Adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron…

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Toomelah
2011

Toomelah

Australia
2011

Toomelah

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO, 2011 Daniel is a ten-year-old boy living in Toomelah, NSW. After being suspended from school for…

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Mystery Road
2013

Mystery Road

Australia
2013

Mystery Road

Near the rural town of Winton, Queensland, a truck driver finds the body of a teenage aboriginal girl named Julie Mason inside one of the…

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