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Kodie Bedford Kodie Bedford i(10726113 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Djaru / Jaru ; Aboriginal Kija
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After graduating from the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, Kodie Bedford moved to Sydney to work as a journalist. She worked for SBS's Living Black before joining the ABC's Message Stick. When Message Stick was cancelled, she moved to the ABC Indigenous Department. After deciding she wanted to break into script-writing, she joined MediaRING, a volunteer association of industry and screen organisations with a focus on creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the media.

Her first film script, Yarrabah, was funded by Screen Australia in 2017. She also served as script and story editor on Grace Beside Me.


'Showcase on Indigenous talent – Kodie Bedford'. MediaRING, 4 May 2016.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 highly commended black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships

for the unpublished manuscript 'Sunny Daughter Girl'

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Mystery Road ( dir. Rachel Perkins ) Australia : Bunya Productions Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2018 11467193 2018 series - publisher film/TV detective

'Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.'

Source: Screen Australia ( (Sighted: 13/07/2017)

2019 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2019 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2018 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series
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