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Development Funds for two Closer Projects

Screen Australia yesterday announced $1.6million in Story Development Funding, with Closer Productions receiving development funding for two new projects.

 

Those projects include the feature drama Irma Voth, penned by rising star Tilda Cobham-Hervey and produced by Tilda alongside Sophie Hyde, Rebecca Summerton, Bryan Mason, with Sophie Hyde set to direct. An adaptation of the novel by Miriam Toews, Irma Voth is a humorous, dark and uplifting story of a woman who is not recognised by those around her, learning to recognise herself.

 

Find Me, a television series based on the novel by Laura van den Berg, was also awarded funds. Find Me is a drama, sci-fi series written by Matthew Cormack and Produced by Rebecca Summerton. It follows a young woman, Joy - an unreliable narrator who’s repressed her traumatic past - who finds herself immune to a sickness sweeping the country which causes sufferers to forget (everything) and decides that she is key to finding the cure to the pandemic.

 

For the full media release, head to the Screen Australia website

Aftertaste to start Shoot

Filming began today on Closer's six part comedy series Aftertaste for the ABC. Aftertaste marks the first major production to shoot in South Australia since COVID-19 forced work to shutdown. Erik Thomson stars in the series, alongside Rachel Griffiths, Wayne Blair, Natalie Abbott and Susan Prior. Created by Julie De Fina and Matthew Bate and directed by Jonathan Brough, the show will film across Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills region over the next five weeks and will premiere next year on ABC. A total of 110 cast and crew are back on set, and the hardworking production team are employing all the necessary virus safety protocols, and are using the SAFC-commissioned Deloitte Risk Assessment Tool, which ensures the production meets the COVID-safe requirements.

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