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‘Tales From Outer Suburbia’ and ‘Kangaroo Beach Season 3’ greenlit for production in Western Australia
Screenwest is pleased to announce production of both ABC animated kids series will take place at Siamese in Western Australia, with Tales from Outer Suburbia adapted from Shaun Tan’s bestselling short story anthology and the new season of Kangaroo Beach continuing the adventures of the beloved animal cadets.
‘The Hospital: In the Deep End’ greenlit for production for SBS
Australian television personalities Melissa Leong, Costa Georgiadis and Samuel Johnson go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s busiest public hospitals in WA production company Smashing Films’ three-part series.
‘Barton Lynch Pro Surfing’ released Friday, 17 November
Supported through Screenwest’s Digital Games Production Fund, Bungarra Software’s sports game pits you against the world’s best surfers at the most exotic locations on the planet.
Daisy Ridley set to star in Zak Hilditch’s new film ‘We Bury the Dead’ in Western Australia
A terrifying yet moving story about grief, loss and the undead, writer/director Zak Hilditch’s survival-thriller film is set to kick off production in WA’s Great Southern region in early 2024.
Feature film ‘RUNT’ greenlit for production in Western Australia
STUDIOCANAL has announced that Craig Silvey’s bestseller is headed for the big screen with a star-studded Aussie cast, filming in Perth and the Wheatbelt town of York.
Nel Minchin and Celeste Barber explore Australia’s fashion history in ‘The Way We Wore’
Directed and produced by WA filmmaker Nel Minchin, the ABC documentary series is set to premiere on Tuesday 21 November and explores the cultural and historical significance of fashion in Australia.
Western Australia scoops five out of six First Facts: First Nations Factual Showcase commissions
Five WA First Nations filmmaking teams out of six nationwide have been selected to receive production funding for short documentaries through Screen Australia and Network 10’s factual initiative, following a development workshop earlier this year.
Every Family Has a Secret Season Four premiering on SBS this Thursday 19 October
Noni Hazlehurst returns to investigate jaw-dropping new family mysteries in a new season of Artemis Media’s documentary series.
Maggie Beer cooks up inspiring new WA series for ABC
ABC, Screen Australia and Screenwest are delighted to announce that Australia’s food icon, Maggie Beer AO is looking to improve the lives of older Australians in her new series for the ABC, Maggie Beer’s Big Mission. Produced by Artemis Media, the documentary series is currently filming in Western Australia.
Cast announced for acclaimed crime drama series ‘The Twelve’ Season 2
Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor spearhead Australian ensemble cast as production begins in Perth and regional Western Australia.
Stan Original Series ‘Invisible Boys’ commissioned for production in Geraldton, Western Australia
Invisible Boys is commissioned by Stan, internationally distributed by Banijay Rights, with production investment from Screen Australia, Screenwest, Lotterywest and the WA Regional Screen Fund.
WA documentary series ‘Outback Farm’ premiering 22 August
Narrated by Jason Donovan, Prospero Productions’ new documentary series for 7mate and Discovery continues the adventures of the water drilling Haigh family from Outback Truckers.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker