Big-budget family drama Conspiracy 365 begins filming

By David Knox on June 20, 2011 / Filed Under Pay TV 9

Principal photography commenced today on the $13m series Conspiracy 365, the single largest drama production ever commissioned for subscription television.

Based on the novels by Australian author Gabrielle Lord, the series is fully-funded by Movie Network Channels.

AFI-Award winning Australian actor Harrison Gilbertson (Beneath Hill 60, Blessed, Australian Rules) will play the lead role of ‘Cal Ormond’, who is forced to go on the run and become a fugitive as he searches for the truth behind a deadly family secret.

Also in the cast are Marny Kennedy (Mortified, The Saddle Club, A gURLs wURLd), David Whiteley (Red Stitch Theatre Company, The Hollowmen, Killer Elite), Julia Zemiro (RocKwiz), Rob Carlton (Paper Giants, My Place, Chandon Pictures), Kate Kendall (Matching Jack, The Librarians, Stingers), Ryan O’Kane (City Homicide) and newcomer Taylor Glockner, cast in the pivotal role of Cal’s best friend ‘Boges’.

The series is produced by Linda Klejus and Ann Darrouzet for Circa Entertainment with a 26-week shoot in Victoria.

Lead Director is Paul Goldman (Suburban Mayhem, The Night We Called It A Day) and Director of Photography is Laszlo Baranyai. Production Design by Tel Stolfo. Story Producers are industry veterans in their first collaboration, Michael Brindley and Mark Shirrefs, and Writers are Sam Carroll, Kristen Dunphy, Shanti Gudgeon, Julie Lacy, Michael Miller, Michelle Offen and Kris Wyld plus soundtrack by Tamil Rogeon and Ryan Ritchie (The Raah Project).

Emmy-winning Digital Producers Hoodlum Entertainment will develop the multi-platform strategy across mobile, web-based video platforms and social networks. 

The series will be broadcast on FMC the Family Movie Channel from January with one chapter a month, reflecting the nature of the monthly-themed novels.

9 Comments »

  1. Ordo September 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm -

    @Antigoni
    12 episodes are being filmed because there are 12 books in the series.

  2. jay jay June 22, 2011 at 9:26 am -

    Can’t wait for this, however, so many people don’t have the Movie Network Channels and it will probably end up like Cloudstreet – wasted

  3. Craig(Buzz) June 22, 2011 at 3:19 am -

    Sounds like a interesting show.Very clever of them to show one episode a month making sure you have your Movie Network channels for a whole year…Mmmm not to sure if i can do that….

  4. Dave C June 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm -

    Harrison Gilbertson is one fantastic talented young actor. Looking forward to anything this young man is in. Big star for the future!

  5. ducko June 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm -

    If Rob Charlton’s involved for the entire 26 week shoot it would probably rule him out for Nine’s Kerry Packer mini-series.

  6. Tony H. June 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm -

    Was looking forward to this until I saw the dreaded words “Julia Zemiro” in the cast.

  7. 2paw June 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm -

    Great series, I am looking forward to watching it.

  8. David Knox June 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm -

    12 x one hour.

  9. Antigoni June 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm -

    Do we know how many episodes are being produced?

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