Bruna Papandrea

Co-Founder & Film Producer | Made Up Stories


Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning producer Bruna Papandrea is the Founder and CEO of Made Up Stories, a development, production and finance company that amplifies distinctive voices to tell unforgettable stories about the diversity of human experience, driven primarily by multifaceted females on and off-screen. Through Made Up Stories, Papandrea has recently produced a number of television series including: Netflix’s hit shows Pieces of Her starring Toni Colette and Anatomy of a Scandal starring Sienna Miller; the anthology Roar for Apple TV+; and Spectrum Original’s Long Slow Exhale and the genre-bending romantic comedy Wolf Like Me for Peacock, now in post on its second season. Papandrea and Made Up Stories have also produced HBO’s most watched series of 2020, The Undoing, the Amazon Prime Video series Tell Me Your Secrets, Undressed, an unscripted series for Australia’s Network 10 and Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, which has been their most watched original series of all time. Later this year Papandrea and the team will release the Amazon series The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart starring Sigourney Weaver and are currently working on BINGE series Strife starring Asher Keddie. On the film side, Papandrea and Made Up Stories have recently released Luckiest Girl Alive for Netflix, starring Mila Kunis which premiered at number one globally and kept the spot for two consecutive weeks. The company has also produced, Jennifer Kent’s AACTA-winning The Nightingale, Abe Forsythe’s Little Monsters, Glendyn Ivin’s Penguin Bloom – a 2020 TIFF selection – and Rob Connolly’s The Dry. The team will release Force of Nature, sequel to The Dry, starring Eric Bana in August 2023. Prior to Made Up Stories, Papandrea launched Pacific Standard with Reese Witherspoon, producing Gone Girl and the Oscar-nominated Wild. She also executive produced HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Big Little Lies.


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