Cleverman tells the story of two indigenous half-brothers who join forces to battle an ancient mythological monster. In this not-too-distant dystopian future, an ancient species known as Hairypeople fight for survival on the fringes of society.

A New Zealand/ Australia Co-production

Screen Incentives

New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG)- New Zealand


Television series

Production companies

Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures for ABC TV Australia in co-production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International, with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen NSW and the New Zealand Screen Production Grant


Producers are Rosemary Blight for Goalpost Pictures, Ryan Griffen and for Pukeko Pictures Sharon Lark with Executive Producers Sally Riley, Kelrick Martin, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, Angela Littlejohn, Lisa Chatfield, Amelie Kielin, Jan David Frouman, Irina Ignatiew, Adam Fratto, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Jude Troy.


Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell