Season two of The Bureau of Magical Things by Queensland’s Jonathan M. Shiff Productions is on 10 Shake now and has been released worldwide by Nickelodeon International today.
This next instalment of the fantasy youth series premiered in Australia last Saturday afternoon, with episodes screening Saturday and Sunday and streaming on 10 play.
Filmed primarily on the Gold Coast and Brisbane in mid-2020, producer Jonathan M. Shiff said South East Queensland locations provided the ideal canvas for the world of fairies, elves and humans.
“Sunny and inviting Gold Coast locations such as the botanical gardens, local parklands, rainforests in the hinterland and the purpose-built studio at Arundel all feature in the series, as do drone shots of Brisbane, the river and the iconic Story Bridge,” said Mr Shiff.
“The result is truly magical.”
Mr Shiff said cultural diversity as well as LGBTQIA+ relationships feature in the series.
“In front of the camera The Bureau of Magical Things represents a diverse ethnicity that audiences globally will relate to and embrace,” he said.
“Behind the camera, our extraordinary Queensland crew brings an equally diverse richness to photography, technical production and design.
“It’s great to have Screen Queensland supporting this vital local production both financially, by way of investment and loans, and practically in terms of attachments and internships for emerging Queensland talent,” said Mr Shiff.
Emerging female director Martha Goddard worked on episode 7 for her debut into broadcast series.
“I am deeply grateful to both producer Jonathan M. Shiff and the Australian Director’s Guild for giving me the opportunity to direct my first episode of television, especially on such an extraordinary and acclaimed series as The Bureau of Magical Things,” Ms Goddard said.
“It’s been a privilege to collaborate with such a talented cast and crew.”
The Bureau of Magical Things follows teenager girl Kyra, who accidentally discovers a world full of magic, and is called to unite fairies, elves and humans.
Season One of The Bureau of Magical Things is available now on Netflix in Australia and worldwide.