Just this week we’ve sent a small number of people off for the new series of Doctor Doctor. If season 2 is anything to go by, we sent people on set weekly from April right the way through to September with around 60 MCTV people joining the production. Let’s hope it’s even bigger and better this year.
A bunch of lucky MCTV people took advantage of the beautiful weather at one of Sydney’s beaches last week while filming a new promo for the latest series of Love Island. I’m guessing most people would be happy to hang out at a beach for “work”.
We had lots of excited families here at MCTV last week. An opportunity has popped up for a whole family to be paid to go cruising for 4 days soaking up the sun and having some photographs taken at the same time. A healthy pay packet for Mum and Dad and even the kids is part of the deal along with all accomodation and meals covered too. A bit hard to even call it a job, more like a very entertaining way to earn money. Good luck to everyone who was submitted.
In what could be Sydney’s own Million Dollar Baby story SBS will be shooting The Ropes, a new 4 part dramatic series later this year.
Well done Chris (the art gallery owner) and the 70 other MCTV people (in the lecture theatre and bar scenes) in this smooth new Johnnie Walker commercial. Proud to have been part of this one. As is usually the case, big budget = awesome ad and this is no exception.
Negotiations are underway to film what will be the biggest budget television series ever shot in Australia. With the budget set at $3M per episode, this dwarfs anything previously attempted. A story for international audiences about the notorious Ibrahim family of Sydney. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Endemol Shine are in negotiations for the series right now.
Lambs of God is a mystery thriller about “three eccentric, secluded nuns live on a remote island, forgotten by time and the Church – until a priest unwittingly happens upon them. Based on the book by Marele Day.” Looking forward to this one starting later in the year.
MCTV has been submitting talent for another new feature film here in Sydney called The Portal. Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered at Barangaroo for what they hoped would be Australia’s largest outdoor group meditation. The whole affair was filmed as part of the new movie too.
Naruto will be “a groundbreaking VFX, live-action film” to be co-produced by Sydney’s Animal Logic. Animal Logic was the team behind the Peter Rabbit movie on which MCTV had almost 60 performers. While it’s not clear at this stage if Naruto will film in Sydney, there’s a good chance given it’s the headquarters of Animal Logic. So now we have two big budget films, Naruto and Palm Beach starting production soon. More info from Animal Logic about Naruto…