About Dark Before Dawn

Dark Before Dawn is a 100% Indigenous-owned production company aiming at producing Feature Films, Television & Podcasts for the world stage.

Still in the early days, the production company was founded and is owned by Wongutha man, and Screenwriter Trav Akbar, and is based on Peramangk Country in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Our goal is to ensure that Indigenous creatives are given every chance to succeed at an international level. To produce feature films of all genres that are appealing on a global scale.

As of late 2021, Trav has a network ranging across Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico and England. He has projects in development in Australia, the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Trav has also had his upcoming podcast ‘Stone Grisham’ selected by Spotify to take part in their 2021 Sound Up program, facilitated by First Nations podcast website Awesome Black.


Trav Akbar, 2021 Writer Incubator finalist:

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Trav Akbar, 2019 State Talent Camp Participant:

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Trav Akbar & Steph Lady, 2019 Grant Recipientent:

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