Graduate Certificate: Business Administration (Creative Industries); 2010
Greer Simpkin joined Bunya Productions as Co-Managing Director and Head of Television in March 2015, after many years working in editorial and production for the ABC and Channel 4 in the UK.
Greer was Deputy Head of Fiction at the ABC for five years, where she commissioned a large slate of dramas and narrative comedies. Her credits as an executive producer include shows such as The Code, The Secret River, Parer’s War, Serangoon Road and Hiding.
Since joining Bunya, Greer has produced the drama series Mystery Road as well as feature films Sweet Country, Goldstone and Loveland, directed by fellow graduate Ivan Sen. She was also a producer on High Ground, which screened at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival and picked up five gongs including Best Picture at the 2022 Film Critics Circle Awards, and Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, which premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.
Apart from the great courses with David Court and the team—particularly ideas around the psychology of creativity, which I loved — I really enjoyed meeting other people in the industry. Many have remained great friends.
Becoming an independent producer again after many years in public broadcasting. Australian creatives — writers, cast and crew — are world-class and there is nothing better than the process of collaboration with them on a film or TV project.