Director Matthew Saville will direct Cloudstreet for the Showcase Channel.
The 6 hour miniseries about two working class Australian families in Perth, 1943, will be adapted by its author Tim Winton and writer Ellen Fontana and produced by Screentime.
Saville’s credits include Tangle, The King, The Surgeon, The Secret Life of Us, We Can Be Heroes and the feature film Noise.
Screentime’s Des Monaghan said “We are delighted to have Matt on board for this incredibly important production of Tim Winton’s iconic novel. We are all aware of everyone’s high expectations and we believe that, in Matt, we have someone with the talent and track record who is right for this challenging assignment”.
Perth-based Herbert Pinter (Mao’s Last Dancer, The Contract, Paradise Road, Black Robe) has been appointed as series Production Designer.
Pre-production commencing on November 16 with filming to begin in 2010.