/News 09.04.18


Production of the supernatural crime drama series Tidelands commenced in Brisbane with all filming to take place in South East Queensland.

Tidelands, the Netflix Original Series commissioned and made fully in Australia, is written and developed by Queensland talent, through Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning Brisbane-based production house Hoodlum, led by Queensland executive producers Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield and Leigh McGrath, and writer Stephen M. Irwin.

Producer Nathan Mayfield

The Tidelands cast includes Elsa Pataky (The Fast and the Furious franchise), Peter O’Brien (Underbelly, X-men Origins: Wolverine), Charlotte Best (Home and Away, Puberty Blues), Aaron Jakubenko (The Shannara Chronicles, Spartacus: War of the Damned), Mattias Inwood (Will), Dalip Sondhi (Pulse), Caroline Brazier (Rake, Offspring) and Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock).

It will be directed by Toa Fraser (6 Days, Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Iron Fist).

Australian screenwriter Stephen M. Irwin

Hoodlum continues to create successful global screen content including Harrow, currently airing on the ABC and ABC iview, which they developed in partnership with ABC Studios International.

High-end television is a key focus of Screen Queensland and includes support of the Chris Lilley 10-episode comedy project Netflix series currently shooting in South East Queensland.

Tidelands follows Cal McTeer, a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention. But her hometown is shrouded in mysteries, the greatest of which is the commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay: the Tidelanders.

Tidelands will be available in 190 countries.

Producer Leigh McGrath

Hoodlum adds to their reputation for creating ground-breaking film and television including Harrow (2018), Australia Day (2017), Secrets and Lies (2014), The Strange Calls (2012), Slide (2011), all supported by the Queensland Government.


Featured image: Producer Tracey Robertson