ABC TV and Screentime, a Banijay Group company, have joined forces to produce the groundbreaking new series, The Flying Miners (working title).
A three-hour factual series that goes to the heart of Australian identity, The Flying Miners follows the eclectic group of ‘fly-in fly-out’ miners who work across Australia and the high-stakes stories of the Australian mining executives who keep the industry running.
The Flying Miners tells the exceptional and heartfelt stories of those men and women on the frontline of this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. With filming underway, this bold production is an important testimony of a remarkable time in Australia’s history.
Stephen Peters, Executive Producer for Screentime said, "Working on the frontline of the country's greatest resources boom, The Flying Miners captures ordinary Australians, the faces behind the headlines. We are thrilled to share the unique and untold stories of the people at the epicentre of the mining industry."
ABC TV Commissioning Editor Anita Brown said, “Reports about the mining boom being over are greatly exaggerated. This will be a powerful documentary series filmed at a seminal point in the industry’s development. Screentime has got some fantastic access, and at the heart of the series will be the characters who drive the industry, from the bottom of the pit to the top of the executive boardroom.”
A Screentime production for ABC TV, The Flying Miners is produced with the financial assistance of Screen Australia and ScreenWest with international sales represented by Banijay International.