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I Want To Believe: Bunyip

I’m about to fly back to Sydney to dive into full pre-production on The Bunyip Movie - my first feature film - and I gotta say, I am SUPER excited by the project. So today, before a script meeting with Denby Weller the writer of the film and my partner in crime (read co-director/co-producer), I am diving head-first into google to do some research on cryptids and bunyip lore.

So - what stories have you read about Bunyips? What do they look like? Have you ever had a close encounter with a Bunyip? Were you told scary stories as a child about the big bad bunyip??? I don’t know about you but when I was young I had a fabulous book about a grumpy bunyip with a toothache I think it was! 

In the meantime, I found this rather fun (& comprehensive) post from the-magic-bullet about Bunyips:

The bunyip, or kianpraty,   is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal…

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