A dynamic duo give the bush image a face lift in a shed show that raises the towns’ exposure and a few eyebrows.
In a thirsty regional town, dynamic duo Georgina (George) McPherson and her best friend Pauline (Paul) Nicholls get their big break in a new show about life in the bush. Tired of having to subscribe to an old school vibe, George and Paul propose a refreshed angle about life on the land that relies less on the despair and more on the magic. When their vibrant version is thrown out by a broadcast exec in the big smoke, they decide to take the matter into their own hands and stage a shed show that puts the spotlight on stories from the sticks. Their grand plan to take their rustic variety format from the corrugated iron walls to the world, nearly comes unstuck when George loses her nerve in the face of some parochial tall poppy pruning. But when the spirit of the bush sweeps across the Great Southern dirt the real story comes to the surface and makes it out into the world… Homespun invites people back to the boundless beauty of the bush and celebrates the people in it, to rejuvenate and re-connect.
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Kaniyang & Noongar Whadjuk peoples
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Claire Van Der Boom
Emily Rose Brennan
Key WA Crew
Director of Photography
Hair and Makeup Designer
1st Assistant Director
Post Sound Mix
Post Producction Facility
Key WA Filming Locations
“Homespun explores the lived experience of people in regional Australia,”
“told from the perspective of regional Australians. I wanted to show that regional Australia is progressive to city people, and to also challenge regional Australians to see themselves differently, reminding people that they don’t need to conform to the stereotypes that have been created for them.”
– Bec Bignell, Writer, Producer, Actor
A Rural Webseries
Homespun is largely influenced by its digital origins;
the web series format presented an opportunity to experiment with structure to explore new ways of telling stories to make it really active for the audience. This production is one of the earliest examples of a short-form series that has been written with the creation of its intended audience at the outset through interaction with the digital purpose-built community Rural Room.