The Hunter

Screenplay by Cameron Costello. Based on Costello’s poem ‘The Bunyip of Bummiera’
Funded by Screen Australia-Indigenous Department. Produced by John Harvey. Production Company: Brown Cabs Productions Pty Ltd.

  • Production-Costume Designer
  • Director: Margaret Harvey
  • Director of Photography: Murray Lui

The Hunter is a 10-minute short film, filmed in Lysterfield National Park, Victoria. It is a cautionary tale about two young indigenous people who discover that ‘something’s out there..a creature from the lakes and the creeks…it waits and watches…it tricks and lies….and then it attacks’.
The creature that we created is essentially never revealed in the finished film as we decided it was more powerful to have this enigma reside in the audience’s imagination.

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