Early career writers, directors and producers will have the opportunity to bring stories from the Torres Strait Islands to screen via a new joint initiative between Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and ABC iview. .
Known as 'Straight out of the Straits', the initiative will spotlight "authentic, character-driven Torres Strait Island stories". Sucessful teams will get the chance to develop a short factual series in workshop with David Batty (Black As, Bush Mechanics), with two teams to go on to make a series for ABC iview..
This iview content will support the programming for.Blue Water Empire, a new ABC series produced by Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey which explores the history of the Torres Strait Islands.
Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira called Straight out of the Straits."a first