News 25.10.17

NETFLIX SERIES COMES TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA



Screentime, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by Netflix and the ABC to produce a six-hour drama series entitled Pine Gap, shooting in South Australian in 2018.

Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, the international political thriller is set in and around the USA and Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia.

With major support from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and the South Australian State Government, Pine Gap will commence pre-production in Adelaide in November and will film across multiple locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Departing South Australian Film Corporation’s CEO Annabelle Sheehan said:
“SAFC welcomes the opportunities which come with a series of this calibre including further developing our amazing South Australian crew. Pine Gap strengthens the relationship between South Australia and the massive Netflix audience projecting our State around the world. SAFC is also so pleased to have Screentime stay on in South Australia transitioning from post-production on Wolf Creek Series 2 into Pine Gap pre-production and shoot.”

Set in the secretive world of intelligence, Pine Gap exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American-Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals … and one tragic mistake.

Creator, executive producer, writer and showrunner Greg Haddrick said: “A compelling work of fiction inspired by modern geopolitical tensions, we are delighted to be working with Netflix and the ABC to produce an original concept for a worldwide audience.”

“Greg Haddrick is a magnificent voice in television in Australia and around the world,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix Vice President of Content. “We can’t wait for Greg to bring Pine Gap’s story of secrecy and deceit to Netflix members around the world.”

The series will be produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard, and executive produced by Screentime’s Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan and Greg Haddrick, and the ABC’s Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy.