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Queensland attracts the Foxtel, Sky UK and See-Saw Films’ Television Series – The End

Queensland attracts the Foxtel, Sky UK and See-Saw Films’ Television Series – The End

The Academy Award and BAFTA-winning production company See-Saw Films is coming to Queensland to film its next television series The End for Foxtel and Sky UK.

Screen Queensland’s Chair Linda Lavarch said the 10-episode high-end drama series will commence filming soon on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland.

“Securing The End is another positive outcome from the Queensland Government’s $50 million Production Attraction Strategy.

“A key objective of Screen Queensland is to bring more high-end broadcast series to Queensland to create ongoing jobs and to build a solid and successful screen industry.

“A steady pipeline of television production builds our base of local crew and creative talent and creates meaningful career pathways,” said Ms Lavarch.

“The End will inject over $8 million in Queensland Production Expenditure and engage local suppliers, businesses and facilities.

“The series will employ 100 Queensland crew as well as creating opportunities for actors and extras to join the cast,” said Ms Lavarch.

The End is being produced by See-Saw Films, an Academy Award-winning Australian/UK production company. See-Saw’s recent productions include Lion which was nominated for six Academy Awards® and won two BAFTAs, and Top Of The Lake: China Girl, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for eight Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards. Previous productions also include the multi-Academy Award®-winning The King’s Speech, as well as Tracks and Macbeth.

“By securing The End we are giving talented Queenslanders the opportunity to work with the internationally acclaimed production company See-Saw Films to advance their skill-sets, networks and work opportunities.

The End will also be supporting three early career attachments who will work on the series for training and developing their professional skills for better careers,” said Ms Lavarch.

The End was created and written by Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy, Wentworth, The Wrong Girl) and will be the TV directing debut of Jessica M. Thompson.

The End’s Executive Producer, See-Saw Film’s Rachel Gardner said: “The Gold Coast really is a lead character in our series and we couldn’t be more delighted to be filming there with the incredible support of Screen Queensland.”

Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win said: “Commissioning The End was a wonderful opportunity for Foxtel and we’re excited to be collaborating with our colleagues at Sky in the UK on this, our joint first co-commission. The End will present a universal story that affects us all, with Sam Strauss’s beautiful storytelling being brought to life by an exceptionally talented cast and crew. Queensland will provide a wonderful backdrop for this new series and we’re grateful to Screen Queensland for their support.”

Filming for The End will commence soon on the Gold Coast.

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