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Synopsis

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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Production Information

Writer

Bec Bignell

Director

Socratis Otto

Producers

Bec Bignell

Associate Producer

Sophia Armstrong

Jennene Riggs

Executive Producers

James Grandison

Robert Patterson

Marius Foley

Script Producers

Yola Bakker

Elverina Johnson

Key Cast

Bec Bignell

Celeste Clabburn

Heather Mitchell

Claire Van Der Boom

Emily Rose Brennan

Elverina Johnson

George Shevtsov

Bridie Connell

Key WA Crew

Director of Photography

Patrick Harris

Editor

Lily Davis

Art Director

Rosie Henderson

Hair and Makeup Designer

Ady Orupe

Production Coordinator

Rosie Henderson

Sound Recordist

Wendi Graham

Michaek Zoltkowski

1st Assistant Director

Sophia Armstrong

Audio Post

Envelope Audio

Post Sound Mix

Josh Hogan

Post Producction Facility

Siamese

Key WA Filming Locations

Kojonup

Tambellup

Fremantle

Swanbourne

Subiaco

Kojonup Local

“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

Lead Creative Bec Bignell
Photo credit Rosie Henderson
Broomehill Farm

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.

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