Molly Johnson’s husband is away droving sheep, leaving her alone to care for their four children in the remote Snowy Mountains. Despite being heavily pregnant,…
Greer Simpkin joined Bunya Productions as Producer and Head of Television in March 2015 after many years working in editorial and production roles in broadcasting – ABC (Australia) and Channel 4 (UK). Since joining Bunya, Greer has produced the award-winning television drama series Mystery Road (series 1 and 2) and the award-winning feature films Sweet Country and Goldstone. Greer was an Executive Producer on the feature film Jasper Jones. She was a producer on the feature film, High Ground, starring Simon Baker which screened in a Gala Presentation at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival. Greer is currently producing Ivan Sen’s Loveland and Leah Purcell’s The Drovers Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson.
Greer has also produced a number of documentaries including The Troublesome Priest for the ABC, the VR film Every King Tide for SBS and the drama/doc series Blue Water Empire for the ABC as well as the feature documentary Sanctuary, which received a Special Mention and came fourth place in the Audience Award at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival. She has most recently produced the feature documentary The Leadership (one of 6 Good Pitch Australia finalists in 2016).
Greer was Deputy Head of Fiction at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for 5 years, where she was instrumental in commissioning a large slate of new dramas and narrative comedies and was an Executive Producer of The Code, The Secret River, Parer’s War, Serangoon Road and Hiding.
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