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1930s, North Australia, a remote corner of a wild country, two men are on a mission to prevent a bloody war. Travis is a bounty hunter with one last hope of ‘redemption’. Gutjuk is an Aboriginal boy trying to save the last of his family.

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Simon Baker - Jack Thompson - Jacob Junior Nayinggul - Callan Mulvey - Aaron Pedersen - Ryan Corr - Caren Pistorius - Sean Mununggurr - Witiyana Marika - Esmerelda Marimowa - Maximillian Johnson
Production Completion
Crime, Thriller
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High Ground Pictures Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd
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Playtime Group

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Screen News

High Ground: creating an outback thriller that resonates

Producer/actor Witiyana Marika and director Stephen Maxwell Johnson talk about their 20-year journey toward making High Ground.

03 Feb 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Bunya Productions: David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin

Podcast – Bunya Productions: David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin

The producers behind the highest-rating Australian adult TV drama of 2020 – Mystery Road series 2 – discuss new frontier film High Ground and creating stories with something to say.

29 Jan 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Producer Bruna Papandrea: taking books to screen

Media Releases

The Dry takes over $10 million at the Australian box office, ahead of standout line up of Australian films this summer

Screen Australia today celebrates an outstanding result for The Dry as it takes over $10 million at the Australian box office after almost three weeks in release.

19 Jan 2021

Screen Australia celebrates cinema with blockbuster line up of films

Screen Australia invites all Australians to rediscover the wonder of the big screen this summer.

17 Dec 2020

Eight Australian projects selected to screen at Berlinale

Eight Australian projects have been selected to screen at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) including two features, two television series and four short films.

28 Jan 2020