KEEP your eyes peeled for the Stan production trucks travelling around the northern suburbs in the coming weeks as filming takes place for a new $18.2 million television series.
Minister for the Arts and Local Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer joined actors Emma Booth (Underbelly, Glitch), Ewen Leslie (The Cry, Top of the Lake) and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road) recently to announce the Hodgman Liberal Government’s $1 million contribution to the largest screen production to ever be filmed in the state.
Crime drama series ‘The Gloaming’ is the latest creation from Tasmanian producer and writer Vicki Madden, following the success of her last television series ‘The Kettering Incident’.
The eight one-hour episode television series, which began filming in late March, will be shot entirely in Tasmania.
This will be the first time a major television production has been centred around Hobart and will showcase the capital city, with iconic locations such as kunanyi/Mt Wellington and the River Derwent forming the backdrop of the series.
“As one of the most significant screen investments the Tasmanian Government has ever made, our support for The Gloaming demonstrates our commitment to the industry and the stories our state and people have to share with Australia and the world,” Ms Archer said.
“The Gloaming is expected to invest $7.5 million in Tasmanian goods and services, through things such as accommodation, transport and hospitality.
“In addition, more than 40 Tasmanian crew members have been hired for the six-month shoot including producers, cameramen, sound recordists, location scouts and production managers.”
Ms Archer said the past five years had been a “boon” for the screen sector.
She said major projects such as ‘Rosehaven’, ‘Aussie Lobster Men’, ‘Lion’ and ‘The Kettering Incident’ had showcased the state and its industry talent to the world.
“Demand for funding larger projects highlighted the need for additional funding to ensure the ongoing prosperity of our screen sector,” Ms Archer said.
“This is why last year, the Hodgman Liberal Government announced the new $2 million Screen Innovation Fund to deliver increased investment into the production of significant projects in the state, as well as funding for innovative projects in the early stages of development.
“It is very exciting to see the Stan trucks and production crews moving around Hobart, particularly in the northern suburbs, which is the heart of my electorate, and I am sure that all Tasmanians will be very proud of the part our state is playing in this world-class production.”
Caption: From left, Aaron Pederson, Minister for the Arts Elise Archer, Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie at the launch of the new $18.2 million television series, ‘The Gloaming’.