The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland is supporting the new ABC crime series Troppo, starring Thomas Jane (The Expanse, Hung) secured via Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy to film exclusively in Queensland with locations stretching from the South East through to the tropical Far North.
Based on Candice Fox’s bestselling novel Crimson Lake, the eight-part series centres on disgraced ex-cop Ted Conkaffey (Thomas Jane) mismatched with eccentric Private Investigator Amanda Pharrell to help uncover the whereabouts of a missing Korean family man and tech pioneer. As they begin to uncover a string of bizarre deaths, the unlikely duo is thrust into a mutual fight for survival and sanity in the wilds of Far North Queensland.
The project estimated to return more than $10 million back to the local economy and create approximately 130 jobs for Queensland cast, crew and extras.
This EQ Media Group and Beyond Entertainment production is also financed by ABC, AGC Studios and Screen Australia, alongside support from the City of Gold Coast, and will premiere on ABC and ABC iview in 2022.
CREW APPLICATIONS / CONTRACTING ENQUIRIES
All suitably qualified and available Queensland crew are invited to submit an expression of interest for crew positions. If you run a Queensland business and would like to enquire about opportunities to supply or service the production, submit your expression of interest.
Email the below address, with an up-to-date CV/portfolio. Be sure to write the role you are applying for in the subject line, so that your application can be directed to the correct department.
CASTING / BACKGROUND
All casting will be via agencies so if you are an actor or extra, please ensure that you enlist with a Queensland agent. Please note, Screen Queensland is unable to recommend any particular agency.
Screen Queensland posts employment call-outs for supported productions, however, Screen Queensland is not directly involved in employment matters. We do not assess CVs, pass on your employment enquiry, or follow-up on the status of your application.
Screen Queensland wishes all Queenslanders the very best of luck with their applications.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners are encouraged to apply, as well as practitioners who are female or other gender identities, culturally and linguistically diverse, disabled, LGBTQIA+, regionally or remote-based and more.
HOW ELSE DOES SCREEN QUEENSLAND HELP QUEENSLAND CREW CONNECT WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS?
- Experienced and qualified crew can register/update their details on the Screen Queensland crew directory.
- Businesses can register on the Screen Queensland facilities directory
- Emerging practitioners can follow Screen Queensland social media channels and subscribe to our enewletter for current attachment opportunities.
- Screen Queensland hosts industry networking events and also supports film festivals and conferences, which offer practitioners opportunities to connect. Stay up-to-date on Screen Queensland’s social media channels and enewletter.