27 August 2012 8:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The producer of recent Australian hit The Sapphires, Kylie du Fresne, is teaming up with Sue Taylor to tackle World War I dramatic telemovie An Accidental Soldier for ABC TV.

The story follows a baker in the ANZACs.and is described as .a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love that crosses language and cultures in a time of catastrophe,. according to ABC TV head of fiction Carole Sklan.

Production begins on September 3 in Perth, with director Rachel Ward and a screenplay adapted by Blake Ayshford (The Straits, Crownies) from the book Silent Parts by John Charalambous. The telemovie was developed and financed under the Primeime Television Production Fund between ScreenWest and ABC Television.

An Accidental Soldier should provide a boost to the Western Australian industry, according to ScreenWest boss Ian Booth.

.It will be filmed entirely in Western Australia providing Wa practitioners with an opportunity to work with an »

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