Singapore, 15 November 2012 – Production companies Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures have joined forces with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) to produce Kakadu, a stunning 4 x 1hr documentary series on Australia’s Kakadu National Park.
Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures will also produce a 10-part half hour series on Kakadu to be distributed internationally by Cineflix Rights.
Shot over one year, Kakadu is a dramatic reveal of the exhilarating seasonal changes, amazing wildlife and adventures of a small group of park rangers protecting the heritage listed Kakadu National Park, Australia’s most fascinating untamed wilderness.
Beach House Pictures Managing Director Jocelyn Little said this is a great model for Singapore-Australian productions in the future.
“We are very excited by this project as through the support of Screen Australia and the MDA we have a significant and unique collaboration between the two countries. It is also a great partnership as Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures have been able to combine their experience and expertise perfectly to bring this fascinating Australian story to a global audience.”
Northern Pictures’s Managing Director Sue Clothier agrees and says: “We realised quite quickly that “Kakadu” was the perfect platform for Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures to work together. It is increasingly important for independent producers from around the world to find new ways of bringing ambitous productions like “Kakadu” to fruition. We hope this is the first of many successful productions.”
ABC’s Commissioning Editor for Science and Natural History Karina Holden says: “We were excited to commission this series as it promises to deliver compelling characters, jeopardy-packed storylines and bring a freshness and contemporary feel to our wildlife slate.”
Kakadu is due for release in early 2014 in Australia and will be distributed worldwide by Cineflix Rights.