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March 3, 2021

Local youth to work on new ABC drama

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From left, Simon Scotti, Rhys Hicks, Morgan Beresford, Byron Grieves Handley, Billi-Hunter Drury, Clementine Bourke, Emily Page, Tim Eddy and Harry O’Meara. Photo supplied.
From left, Simon Scotti, Rhys Hicks, Morgan Beresford, Byron Grieves Handley, Billi-Hunter Drury, Clementine Bourke, Emily Page, Tim Eddy and Harry O’Meara. Photo supplied.

Screenworks and Every Cloud Productions have announced that nine talented young film crew from across the northern rivers have been selected to work on the ABC drama series Deadlock, which begins filming in the region in August. The youth, aged between 18 and 27 and with varying levels of work experience in the screen industry, will benefit from working with a highly experienced film crew, receive a credit on a broadcast production and be paid a production-attachment wage.

‘This is an extraordinary opportunity for these nine early-career screen practitioners,’ said Screenworks general manager Ken Crouch. ‘It means that they can build their screen industry skills, connections and careers without leaving their home towns.

‘While the majority of production happens in metropolitan centres, we are seeing an increase in production in the northern rivers and Screenworks wanted to make sure that our early-career filmmakers benefited.’

Deb Cox from Every Cloud said, ‘This reaffirms Every Cloud’s ongoing collaboration with Screenworks and our shared commitment to a vibrant screen industry in the northern rivers. Having raised my own children in the region, I’m keenly aware of how important it is to inspire and connect youth as they’re forging their futures and I’m so excited that we have this opportunity to help.’ 

Every Cloud has previously produced two series of East of Everything and one series of Indigenous drama, The Gods of Wheat Street, in the northern rivers.

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