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Mystery Road

6 x 1 hr

Bunya Productions

Small town. Big mystery.

Big landscapes, stunning scenery and incredible lakes of crystal blue water set against desert mountains.

This is Patterson, the remote town that Detective Jay Swan is called to by local cop Emma James, to help investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. The investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community. In solving the mystery, Jay, Emma and the town will learn a hard lesson - you have to be truthful about your past to understand your present, and to have any sort of future.

Awards

Wins
2019 Australian Directors Guild Awards – Best Direction in a TV Drama Series episode (Rachel Perkins)
2019 Logie Awards - Most Popular Actress (Deborah Mailman)
2019 Logie Awards - Most Popular Drama Programme
2019 New York Festivals Film & TV Awards – Bronze World Medal - Best Performance by an Actress (Judy Davis)
2019 New York Festivals Film & TV Awards – Bronze World Medal – Best Performance by an Actor (Aaron Pedersen)
2018 AACTAs – Best Drama Series
2018 AACTAs – Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama (Wayne Blair)
2018 AACTAs – Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama (Deborah Mailman)
2018 AACTAs – Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama (Tasma Walton)
2018 AACTAs – Best Editing in Television (Episode 5)
2018 AACTAs – Best Original Music Score in Television (Episode 4)
2018 Australian Writers Guild Awards – Television: Series or Miniseries
2018 Screen Producers Australia Awards – Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year
Nominations
2019 Logie Awards - Most Popular Actor (Aaron Pedersen)
2019 Logie Awards - Most Popular New Talent (Tasia Zalar)
2019 Logie Awards - Most Outstanding Drama Series
2019 Logie Awards - Most Outstanding Actor (Aaron Pedersen)
2019 Logie Awards - Most Outstanding Actress (Judy Davis)
2019 Logie Awards - Most Outstanding Supporting Actor (Wayne Blair)
2019 Edgar Allan Poe Award – Best TV Episode Teleplay
2018 AACTAs – Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama (Aaron Pedersen)
2018 AACTAs – Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama (Judy Davis)
2018 AACTAs – Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama (Tasma Walton)
2018 AACTAs – Best Screenplay in Television (Episode 5)
2018 AACTAs – Best Cinematography in Television (Episode 4)

Reviews

"Mystery Road a hit for BBC4"
Broadcast

"If Fargo were to swap the snow for red dirt, it might look something like this six-part spin-off series of Ivan Sen's 2013 feature film"
The Sydney Morning Herald 

"Director Rachel Perkins leaves her mark on this satisfying spin-off of Ivan Sen's film with the aid of a stellar cast and outstanding cinematography"
The Guardian

"Mystery Road is Australia's answer to True Detective"
Junkee. 

"Mystery Road shaping as one of year's best shows"
Geelong Advertiser

"Judy Davis smoulders"
Sunday Age

Also Available

Mystery Road - Series 2

Credit Line

Bunya Productions for ABC Australia in association with all3media international

Cast

Aaron Pedersen, Judy Davis, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Colin Friels, Ernie Dingo

Writers

Michaeley O'Brien (The Dressmaker, Feud), Steven McGregor, Kodie Bedford, Tim Lee

 

Producer(s)

David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin

Director(s)

Rachel Perkins (Redfern Now, Jasper Jones

Additional Credits

Executive Producers: Sally Riley, Ivan Sen

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