IMAGE: Upright, Season 1, starring Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock.
Filming will commence soon in South East Queensland on Upright, Season 2, by Lingo Pictures for Foxtel and Sky UK.
The production is expected to inject $4.9 million into the economy and create 490 jobs for Queensland crew and on-screen talent.
The first season of Upright, filmed in South Australia and Western Australia, saw adrift musician Lucky (played by Minchin) and teenage rebel Meg (played by Milly Alcock) travel across the Nullarbor, to Perth to deliver an upright piano. The show was nominated for Best International Drama at the Edinburgh TV Awards and won Best Comedy Series at the AACTA Awards.
In Season 2, Lucky and Meg hit the road on another mission, trading the desert for the steamy tropics of Queensland.
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 , you can also submit an 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, living with disability, 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.