True Spirit, the long-awaited screen adaptation of Jessica Watson’s record-breaking solo circumnavigation of the world, will be produced by Netflix in Queensland with backing from the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.
The movie will be filmed at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast and various locations throughout South East Queensland and Sydney.
Starring Australian Teagan Croft (Titans, The Osiris Child) as Jessica Watson, the film will follow the adventurer’s amazing 210-day journey, setting sail from Sydney on 18 October 2009 and charting the exhilaration and peril of Watson’s historic sailing odyssey.
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, 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.