“I’ve often thought (and occasionally written) that a Pemulwuy movie would have the potential to knock Crocodile Dundee out of the record books. And finally it is happening.”

David Dale (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Story

Pemulwuy, a proud and feared Aboriginal warrior, who leads an uncompromising twelve-year war against British Colonial oppression and makes the supreme sacrifice in order to guide his people to safety.

The Legacy

It was believed throughout the colony that no bullet could kill Pemulwuy and that he had the magical powers of the kurdaitcha (lawman, sharman, medicine-man). Born circa 1750, before the colonial regime, Pemulwuy (Pimbloy, Pemulvoy, Pemulwoy, Pemulwy, Pemulwye) was a Bidjigal man of the Sydney tribes.

The Team

Telling the story of one of Australia’s most revered Aboriginal warriors requires a team of bold and daring storytellers. Experts in their fields, a team of renowned producers have come together with Indigenous chroniclers to bring to life the tale of an unsung hero’s resistance to colonial oppression.

Indigenous Storytellers

Catriona McKenzie

PEMULWUY DIRECTOR

Jon Bell

PEMULWUY WRITER

Andrew Dillon

PEMULWUY PRODUCER

Producing Team

Ian Sutherland

PEMULWUY PRODUCER

Shana Levine

PEMULWUY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynette Marlow

RESEARCHER-SCRIBE

Naomi Janzen

SCRIPT EDITOR

Executive Team

Phillip Noyce

PEMULWUY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Mathew Walker

PEMULWUY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Stan Grant

PEMULWUY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

James Robinson

PEMULWUY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ambassadors

The community elders supporting the Pemulwuy movie descend from the Dharug, Bidjigal and Dharawal  communities. 

Our Country

Pemulwuy will be produced utilising the real locations in which we know historically Pemulwuy lived and breathed.

Ancestral Remains

On 2 June 1802, Pemulwuy was killed, bringing an abrupt end to his long-fought battles with encroaching British invaders.

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