Meet Bain Stewart : 2022 Judge and Mentor

Bain Stewart is a leading Australian Indigenous Independent Producer working in film, theatre, TV, visual arts and publishing.  He is a proud Ngugi-Goenpul-Noonuccal Murri Man from North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands in Queensland, Australia.

Through his independent production companies, Bungabura and Oombarra Productions, which he established with his business partner Leah Purcell in 1996, Stewart has most recently co-originated and produced The Drover’s Wife play (performed in 2016, winner of AWGIE, Helpmann, NSW & Premiers Literary Awards), The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson feature film (released in 2021, distributor Roadshow) and the best-selling The Drover’s Wife novel (published in 2019 by Penguin Random House).

Oombarra is currently developing the tele-series of The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson alongside a slate of film, TV, theatre and publishing projects. Other produced projects include Box the Pony and Black Chicks Talking.

Stewart manages Purcell’s career in film, TV, publishing and theatre productions, including Wentworth, The Drover’s Wife, Box the Pony, Redfern Now, Cleverman, Black Chicks Talking and The Secret Daughter. Read more.