Tuesday, 19 June 2018 Sydney

A Golden Era for Tasmanian Screen Production::

The Tasmanian Government congratulates The Kettering Incident on winning an extraordinary two TV Week Logie Awards:

  • Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie, and
  • Henry Nixon for Most Outstanding Actor

Tasmanians can be incredibly proud of our inspiring screen industry after The Kettering Incident won two Logies tonight.

The Tasmanian Government, through Screen Tasmania, has invested $1 million into the project which was filmed entirely in Tasmania and screened on Foxtel’s Showcase channel in 2016, and around the world in the last few months. The series was nominated for an extraordinary four Logie Awards.

The intrinsically Tasmanian series was created , written and produced by Launceston’s Vicki Madden of Sweet Potato Films, along with Vincent Sheehan of Porchlight Pictures and Andy Walker, and shot throughout the greater Hobart area.

The production spent nearly $6 million on Tasmanian goods and services and employed over 100 local cast and crew, showcasing Tasmanian locations and talent. The Kettering Incident has focused the nation’s attention on our screen industry, and on our breathtaking landscape.

It achieved huge audiences on Foxtel and is soon to be released on DVD and Blu-ray.

The series has already been lauded, with three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards, the Screen Producers Australia award for Miniseries and a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Series Mania festival.

The series is a testament to the talent and creativity of the Tasmanian screen production industry, which has had an extraordinary year, with ABC’s Rosehaven – also nominated for a Logie and the Academy Award-nominated film Lion.

There is more to come in 2017, with animated children’s series Little J & Big Cuz launching this Friday on NITV, Fanshaw & Crudnut broadcasting on Channel 9 mid-year and the highly-anticipated feature film The Nightingale currently in production in the state.