Tilda Cobham-Hervey, one of the stars of ‘F*cking Adelaide’.
Shooting has kicked off this week in on F*cking Adelaide, a six part comedy drama series for ABC iview.
The Closer Productions series will be headlined by Pamela Rabe (Wentworth, Cosi), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays, Barracuda, The Kettering Incident, Hotel Mumbai), Kate Box (Rake, The Little Death), and Brendan MacLean (The Great Gatsby, Tracks). Production will continue through to mid-January on location in Adelaide and South Australia.
F*cking Adelaide follows three siblings who discover their mother is selling their childhood home in Adelaide. Each 12-minute episode is told through the point of view of one of the characters.
All the show’s key creatives and heads of department are South Australian. The series is directed by Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays) and written by Matthew Cormack and Matt Vesely. Hyde will also produce alongside Rebecca Summerton.
“It’s a total delight for me to work with this stunning ensemble cast and to be creating this funny and at times heartbreaking series in our hometown and alongside the crew we know and trust,” said Hyde.
“It’s refreshing to reclaim the jokes about Adelaide and laugh at ourselves while utilising all the things we relish about this city and speaking to the experience of family and home.”
“We are also thrilled to be partnering with our investors to create work for the ABC’s ever-more exciting digital platform ABC iview, which gives us the opportunity to be playful with the episodic form and allows audiences to watch whenever they want.”
F*cking Adelaide was one of the five projects to be funded under Screen Australia and the ABC’s Long Story Short initiative. It has also received additional funding from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC).
Screen Australia investment manager Mike Cowap said the competition for Long Story Short was about as fierce as any funding round gets.
“The Closer team shone through with this moving, profound, and hilariously well-observed story about family and place, ably supported by their rich body of previous work,” he said.
ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski called F*cking Adelaide “one of the most innovative, sophisticated scripted shows ABC iview has yet commissioned, from one of the most talented production teams in the country.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Screen Australia Multiplatform, and to renew ours with The South Australian Film Corporation, with whom we hope to work frequently in the next few years”.
SAFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said Closer Productions were part of a distinct new wave of South Australian filmmakers: “Their work represents a unique creative voice in the Australian screen landscape,” she said.
F*cking Adelaide will premiere on ABC iview in 2017.