Mushroom Pictures is an Australian production and distribution company which is part of the Mushroom Group.
Mushroom Pictures is committed to the creation of dynamic Australian and international content. The company recently produced the event mini-series Molly a biopic on Australia’s much loved music journalist Ian “Molly” Meldrum, as well as the documentary Molly: The Real Thing, both broadcast on Network Seven. Molly set a new benchmark in Australian television ratings and is arguably the most watched drama in Australian television history.
Mushroom Pictures also recently released Boys In The Trees, the debut feature film from Nicholas Verso. Mushroom Pictures has worked with Nicholas before on the AACTA award winning short film, The Last Time I Saw Richard.
Previously Mushroom Pictures has produced the documentary series, Head First (Series 1&2), feature films such as Chopper and Gettin’ Square, and distributed Sound City, Unity, Heaven Adores You, Wolf Creek, Cedar Boys and Russian Doll. Mushroom Pictures also produced a number of documentaries for television, including Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins and Great Australian Albums (Series 1&2).
Who We Are
MICHAEL GUDINSKI AM (Melbourne)
He’s been called the rock guru, the music mogul, the mushroom man, and is widely recognised as one of the most important figures in the history of the Australian entertainment industry. Irrefutably he is a man of many faces and his many business interests reflect the multiple facets of both his personality and his talents. In 1972 Michael founded Mushroom Records, which was to eventually develop into the largest independent record label in Australian music – and Mushroom Music, which is today the principal independent publishing company in Australia.
Through Mushroom Pictures, Michael has been the executive producer of a number of successful and award winning films and documentaries.
MARK MORRISSEY (Sydney)
Mark comes from a strong background in both production and professional management. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Mark was involved in touring theatre and solo acts both nationally and internationally. In the late 1990s, he set up Morrissey Management and in a very short time built the business into one of the most successful and entrepreneurial management companies in the country. In 2001, he went international, opening offices in Los Angeles. He also produced a number of shows for Australian television networks 7 and 10, as well as appearing as a judge on channel 9′s Starstruck. Mark has continued to be an industry leader in talent management and television production on both the local and international stage.
Production & Distribution Coordinator
Development and Creative Manager