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STAN AND BBC ANNOUNCE NEW ORIGINAL
DRAMA SERIES TEN POUND POMS

From Eleven, the team behind the award-winning Sex Education , and created by Danny Brocklehurst, Ten Pound Poms is a co-production between BBC and Stan.

19 May 2022 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, and BBC today announced the brand new Stan Original Series Ten Pound Poms , a six-part drama created by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst ( Brassic, Ordinary Lies ).

A co-production between BBC and Stan, the series will be produced by Eleven ( Sex Education, Red Rose ) and will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and as a Stan Original Series in Australia. Joining Danny Brocklehurst on the writing team is Australia’s Ryan Griffen ( Cleverman ), alongside Smita Bhide ( The Indian Detective ) and Ava Pickett ( Brassic ).

Ten Pound Poms (6x60’) follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world. For only a tenner, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia. But life down under isn’t exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised. Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country far from Britain and familiarity.

At the heart of the drama is the Roberts family; they try to look for ways to make the best of their situation but the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn’t have imagined. And they aren’t the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth. Kate, a young nurse, arrives without her fiancé́ and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past. Bill has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he’s living the Australian dream that he’ll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can’t sustain. Meanwhile, teenager Stevie comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father.

Ten Pound Poms is a compelling, character-driven family drama full of dreams and adventure and discovering what it truly takes to call somewhere your ‘home’.

Cailah Scobie, Chief Content Officer, Stan said: “Following the immense success of The Tourist , Stan is delighted to again partner with the BBC on the brand new Stan Original Series Ten Pound Poms — this time working with the award-winning team at Eleven and the accomplished Danny Brocklehurst. International co-productions play a major part in our expanding Stan Originals slate and we can’t wait for filming to begin on this bold and unflinching drama.”

Danny Brocklehurst said:Ten Pounds Poms is a big bold character piece about what it means to start again, to be an outsider in a new land. It asks questions about success and failure, identity, parenthood and belonging. The assisted migration programme is a little-known part of British and Australian history but offers endless stories about the people who travelled to the other side of the world in search of a better life. I couldn’t be more delighted to be making the show with the BBC, Eleven and Stan.”

Joel Wilson, Executive Producer, Eleven said: “It is a huge privilege to be working with Danny. We are both deeply passionate about the stories of the hundreds of thousands who took part in the assisted migration scheme and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to share them with audiences on the BBC and Stan.”

Tommy Bulfin, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to bring this timely story to the screen. It perfectly captures the courage and determination of our brilliant British migrants as they uproot their entire lives and try to adjust to a new life in an often hostile environment. Told with Danny’s characteristic wit and heart , Ten Pound Poms is sure to delight BBC audiences when it hits the screen next year.”

Ten Pound Poms is a co-production between Stan and BBC and will premiere as a Stan Original Series in Australia and on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Tommy Bulfin for the BBC, Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan, Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell for Eleven, and Olivia Trench co-executive produce the series. Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) will distribute the series worldwide. Curio Pictures is providing production services in Australia.

Filming will take place in Australia and further information about casting will be announced in due course.

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STAN & SCREEN QUEENSLAND CELEBRATE ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTIONS AT LOGIES INDUSTRY EVENT

(L to R) Martin Kugeler, Kylie Munnich, Cailah Scobie, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Mike Sneesby. RixRyan Photography, courtesy of Screen Queensland

The Hon. Premier and Minister for the Olympics Annastacia Palaszczuk MP joined an all-star turnout that included Claudia Karvan, Angus Sampson, Damon Herriman, Rhys Nicholson, Gold Logie winner Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and more ahead of the TV Week Logie Awards.

Stan , Australia’s leading local streaming service, and Screen Queensland celebrated the Australian production sector on Saturday night at an exclusive blue carpet event at The Star, Gold Coast ahead of the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards.

In attendance was the Hon. Premier and Minister for the Olympics Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Nine CEO Mike Sneesby, Stan CEO Martin Kugeler and Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich, alongside an all-star turnout of Stan Originals stars, including Bump co-creator, producer and star Claudia Karvan and co-star Angus Sampson ; The Tourist’s Damon Herriman ; and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under judge and comedian Rhys Nicholson and queen Art Simone .

Bump supporting stars Christian Byers, Safia Arain, Ioane Saula, Paula Garcia and Claudia di Giusti were also in attendance, alongside Wolf Like Me’ s Jake Ryan.

Joining the event were numerous Channel 9 stars, including Lego Masters host and Gold Logie winner H amish Blake, The Hundred host Andy Lee, T ODAY’s Karl Stefanovic, Ally Langdon, Brooke Boney, Richard Wilkins, Tim Davies, Charles Croucher and Jayne Azzopardi; Doctor Doctor’s R odger Corser, Ryan Johnson, Nicole da Silva and Chloe Bayliss; amongst others.

Also walking the carpet was Australian TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Eddie Maguire, and Stan ambassadors Beau Ryan, Renee Bargh and Roxy Jacenko.

(L to R) Andy Lee and Hamish Blake, Claudia Karvan. RixRyan Photography, courtesy of Screen Queensland

Stan’s Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said at the event: “Stan remains committed to presenting a slate of diverse and distinctive content – drama, sports series, features, comedy, family, Australian IP and international collaborations.

“Over the past few months we have announced 12 new projects, and tonight we mark the incredible work that has been going on in our sector and to acknowledge the very special productions we have in Queensland.”

Shared during the evening were production updates on upcoming Stan Originals being filmed in Queensland, including: the Stan Original Series Black Snow, produced by Goalpost Pictures and being filmed in the Whitsunday region; the Stan Original Documentary Revealed: Reefshot, filming along the Great Barrier Reef, and the Stan Original Documentary Series Dawn of the Dolphins.

Further announcements on Stan‘s upcoming slate of original productions will follow at a later date.

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Great Barrier Reef Conservation Documentary, Revealed: Reefshot, Now Filming – To Premiere On Stan In 2022

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Prolific Brisbane-based production company WildBear Entertainment is currently filming a feature-length Stan Original documentary about the Great Barrier Reef and the power of conservationism.

Titled Revealed: Reefshot and hailed as a stirring testament to people-power in action, the 80-minute nature activism documentary is supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance Program and Regional Incentive, and principal production investment from Screen Australia.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the production shines a spotlight on the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef – one of the world’s greatest natural attractions.

“Backed by our government, Revealed: Reefshot will splash the Great Barrier Reef over the small screen and inject $680,000 into the state economy,” the Premier said.

“It is wonderful to see streaming platforms such as Stan embrace Queensland-made content about our State’s most outstanding, yet vulnerable features.”

Director Matt Tomaszewski is currently filming around Cairns, with shoots planned around Townsville and Heron Island in Central Queensland.

The documentary tells the story of some of the reef’s most loyal citizens racing against time to turn the tide on the danger facing the world’s largest living organism.

Cairns-based environmentalist Andy Ridley, CEO of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef and Founder of Earth Hour, leads a crew of scientists and activists to survey the far reaches of the Great Barrier Reef by uploading reconnaissance data to one of the largest natural censuses undertaken in human history, filling critical data gaps for the conservation of this iconic ecosystem.

Ridley is also Executive Producer, alongside Chris Chard (Bump, Romper Stomper) and the pioneering Great Reef Census team, and Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie for Stan.

The documentary has a strong First Nations focus, featuring the Yirrganydji Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers, who use thousands-of-years-old First Nations science to lead cutting edge reef rehabilitation programs.

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said it was yet another example of local screen businesses successfully creating content destined for big audiences via popular streaming services.

“Queensland’s WildBear Entertainment is one of the state’s most successful local producers, with a number of other Screen Queensland-supported documentaries including Gem Hunters Down Under, Demolition Down Under, Hating Peter Tatchell and the greatly anticipated Ford vs Holden,” said Munnich.

“Cairns-based Biopixel, whose previous work includes David Attenborough’s Life in Colour, will be providing the spectacular underwater cinematography, using state-of-the-art equipment and expertise.”

Executive Producer Andy Ridley said, “Revealed: Reefshot is all about the power of the citizen to help achieve the scale necessary to address the vast conservation challenges ahead of us.

“The Great Barrier Reef is probably the greatest place on the planet to remind people what is at stake, and mobilise them to help. ”

Far North Queensland Screen Champion Curtis Pitt said that the production is yet another example of the success of the Queensland Government’s three-year Far North Queensland Screen Production Strategic Plan, to increase production in the region.

“The plan had the aim of building the local screen industry and attracting more big-budget projects into the region, to utilise our spectacular locations such as Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef,” said Mr Pitt.

“It’s doing just that, including the construction of the $12.8 million Screen Queensland Studios in Cairns, which is due to be operational in 2023.”

Revealed: Reefshot received principal production investment from the federal government agency Screen Australia in association with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

Stan Original Documentary Revealed: Reefshot will premiere on Stan in 2022.