Indigenous series True Colours is now shooting in the McDonnell Ranges as a joint SBS-NITV project by Bunya Productions.
Bunya has a headlock on the Indigenous cop genre, aka desert noir, with Goldstone, Sweet Country, High Ground and even The Drover’s Wife all under its banner. Mystery Road started as a feature and became two series for the ABC.
The company has benefitted enormously from its close association with Ivan Sen, whose mother Donella is a Gamilaroi woman from northern NSW, who was raised in Toomelah, the inspiration for another feature by her son. Actor Aaron Pedersen, from the Arrernte and Arabana nations in Central Australia, is the key to the Mystery Road + Goldstone franchise.