Production in and around Sydney, Australia has started on “Preppers,” a comedy series about the end of the world.
Directed by Steven McGregor (“Black Comedy”), “Preppers” follows a young Aboriginal woman whose world crumbles around her after experiencing a personal, cataclysmic event. Escaping the fallout, she finds herself at the center of a mismatched community of doomsday preppers.
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“Preppers” stars Nakkiah Lui (“Black Comedy,” “Kiki & Kitty”) who also co-wrote the series with Gabriel Dowrick.
Penny Smallacombe, head of the First Nations Department at Screen Australia said: “Nakkiah Lui has a track record of creating boundary-pushing comedy and we’re proud to support her and the rest of the talented creative team in bringing this hilarious and clever series to life. Who doesn’t need a few lessons in Prepping!”
The show is a Porchlight Films production in association with Spirit Pictures. The series producer is Sylvia Warmer, with Porchlight’s Liz Watts and the ABC’s Margaret Ross as executive producers. It was funded through Screen Australia’s First Nations Department and received major production investment from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is also received financial assistance from Screen NSW. International sales are managed by About Premium Content.
The cast also includes Ursula Yovich (“Mystery Road”), Chum Ehelepola (“The Newsreader”), Meyne Wyatt (“Mystery Road”), Aaron McGrath (“Glitch”), Eryn Jean Norvill (Sydney Theatre Company’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”), Jack Charles (“Cleverman”), Grant Denyer (“Family Feud”), Christine Anu (“Black Comedy”), Miranda Tapsell (“Top End Wedding”), Brooke Satchwell (“Mr Inbetween”), Luke Carroll (“Total Control”) and singer Kate Miller-Heidke.
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