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Blue Water Empire.
Filming has begun in Far North Queensland and the Torres Straits on Blue Water Empire, the three-part docudrama on the history and culture of the Torres Strait Islands set to air on the ABC next year.
The cast list has filled out with a who's who of the local scene: Jack Thompson, Ryan Corr, Damian Walshe-Howling, Aaron Fa.Aoso, Jimi Bani, Roy Billing, Geoff Morrell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Peter Phelps, Merwez Whaleboat, Robert Mammone and Damian de Montemas..
The series is being produced by Aaron Fa.Aoso and Jimi Bani's Lonestar Company in partnership with Bunya Productions, led by producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin (Goldstone). It was commissioned by the ABC with assistance from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.
.It.s an honour to be telling the stories of our amazing people and their contribution, over the last two centuries, to the history of Torres Strait Islanders and wider Australia, »
- Staff Writer
Shooting has begun on mini-series The High Road, the sequel to the 1995 ABC series Blue Murder. Blue Murder, set in the 70s and 80s, followed disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson.s associations with underground figures such as criminal Neddy Smith. Director of the original production, Michael Jenkins, has returned to shoot the project. Richard Roxburgh (Rake) will also reprise his acclaimed role as Rogerson. The series is being produced by John Edwards through Endemol Shine. Edwards told If that a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.that the show was being produced through his new production company, Roadshow Rough Diamond, was incorrect. He said The High Road was a remaining obligation he had to Endemol Shine, whom he left last year.
According to reports in the Herald Sun, Channel 7 will broadcast the series. Earlier this week, »
- Jackie Keast
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