Published on : Thursday, June 9, 2016
I was pleased today to attend the official launch of The Kettering Incident on Bruny Island, which was hosted by FOXTEL, Tourism Tasmania and Screen Tasmania.
The Government, through Screen Tasmania, invested $1 million in the eight-part mystery drama series which was filmed in various locations across Tasmania.
In addition to generating a local spend of nearly $6 million and providing 110 jobs for local cast and crew the series will promote Tasmania to a worldwide audience.
This production is the largest television series ever to be filmed in the state and the series will premiere on Monday 4 July on FOXTEL.
Media from across Australia attended the launch, including The Age, The Australian, TV week and local media, who enjoyed a lunch at the Bruny Hotel, and a tour to explore locations used in the series.
I also joined the tour along with FOXTEL’s Executive Head of Television Brian Walsh and the series co-creators, Tasmanian Victoria Madden and Vincent Sheehan.
Anticipation for the series has been high since the sell-out world premiere screening of the first two episodes at Dark Mofo in 2015, and increased after the awarding of the special jury prize by David Chase (creator of The Sopranos) at the Series Mania in Paris in April.
Originally conceived by Tasmanian writer Victoria Madden, the State Government invested $1 million in the series, with FOXTEL, BBC Worldwide and Screen Australia funding the balance of the $14.3 million budget in 2014.
Source:- Tourism Tasmania
Tags: Tourism Tasmania