Mystery Road Series 1
When there is a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station, Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate. Working with local cop Emma James, Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
When Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the remote town of Patterson to investigate a mysterious disappearance from an outback cattle station, he thinks it will be an easy three day job. But it soon becomes clear that this is not a simple case. Not only does the missing local Indigenous teenager Marley know the country, but he would have stayed with his vehicle and not wandered off. It also appears there may have been force. But by who? And why?
Jay – always a loner – now has to work with smart, tough local cop Emma James. Born to a wealthy pastoral family and proud of her pioneering history, Emma’s life is embedded in the town. But Emma has her own secrets – bound up in the history of the town. Jay is also saddled by the arrival of his daughter Crystal, who’s run away from her own trouble at home, and his wife Mary – who comes after her daughter but really wants to save her marriage.
As Jay and Emma investigate the case, they unpeel the layers of the town revealing deep secrets, a previous crime and a major miscarriage of justice perpetrated a hundred years earlier.
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Key WA Crew
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First Assistant Director
About the Production Company
Bunya has produced and collaborated on a slate of award winning feature films
all of which have premiered at a top international film festival: Goldstone (Toronto), Mystery Road (Toronto), Toomelah (Cannes), Mad Bastards (Sundance), Satellite Boy (Berlin and Toronto), Dreamland (Busan), Jasper Jones (Shanghai) and most recently Sweet Country (Venice).
From the big to the small screen
Mystery Road opened the 2013 Sydney Film Festival
…and garnered many awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at both the 2014 Australian Film Critics Association and the 2014 FCCA Awards for Australian Film.
The show serves as a continuation of the characters and world established in the feature film.