Kodie Bedford

Kodie was born in Western Australia, with strong family ties to East Kimberley. She graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Communications, gaining her Masters of Creative Writing from the University of Technology Sydney.

Most recently, Kodie executive produced, co-wrote and script produced ABC iView series All My Friends are Racist which won Best Short Form Comedy for the 2021 AACTA awards. She also co-executive produced, script produced and wrote for the AMC+ Indigenous vampire series Firebite. Kodie is currently in post-production on the ABC comedy anthology series Summer Love, produced by Gristmill Productions. She co-wrote and directed her Summer Love episode titled Charlie and Zeke.

Kodie’s other television credits include Mystery Road (ABC), Squinters (ABC), Grace Beside Me (NITV/ABC), and Troppo (ABC) based on the successful Candice Fox novel Crimson Lake. She made her directorial debut with a short horror film, Scout, which was included in the horror anthology feature film Dark Place, produced by Noble Savage Pictures. The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2019. Kodie received the Balnaves Fellowship for 2019 to develop her own play with Belvoir Theatre, Cursed! which was staged for the Belvoir Theatre 2020 season and won both best stage play and the major award at the 2021 AWGIE Australian Writers Guild Awards. Her play has also been shortlisted for the prestigious NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting and the Multicultural NSW Award.

Kodie is developing a diverse slate of projects across film and television including Min-Min, a feature film she is co-writing with Bjorn Stewart, and Rough, which she co-created, which was selected for MIPTVs ‘In Development’ slate in 2020.

Kodie started her career as a cadet journalist for SBS in 2008, before moving to the ABC as a researcher for the documentary series Message Stick. Following her departure from the ABC in 2015, Kodie has worked as a freelance writer, co-founding the Indigenous arts group Cope St Collective.

CURSED! by Kodie Bedford
CURSED! by Kodie Bedford

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