Reef Doctors paging Lisa McCune

By David Knox on August 18, 2011 / Filed Under News 11

Lisa McCune’s new project for Network TEN, Reef Doctors, will see her take on a producing role with production company Jonathan M. Shiff productions (Elephant Princess, H20 Just Add Water, Thunderstone, Ocean Girl, Cybergirl).

It marks the first foray into primetime drama for Jonathan M. Shiff.

The action adventure series is partly funded by Screen Queensland and ZDF Enterprises and when it had the working title of Hope’s Reef there were plans to film around Port Douglas.

In the series set on a small island McCune is believed to play a doctor with a 15 year old son.

McCune has been mentored into producing under Shiff.

She recently told TV Tonight, “Now that I’m a bit older and confident I’m a bit more willing to take a risk. I’ve optioned a book (The Diary of Jimmy Porter), and there’s a play that I’d like to option. I’ve got a lot of people who are giving me good advice. No matter what comes of it, it adds to my sensibilities as an actor to know what goes on on the other side of the camera.”

Her other project, feature The Diary of Jimmy Porter will be directed by Nadia Tess, set in the outback in 1927.

11 Comments »

  1. Katrina Limbert August 19, 2011 at 8:50 am -

    I think it will be a great show Lisa is such a talented actress, that it will be a sucess.

  2. Shelley August 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm -

    @J Bar I was thinking exactly the same thing!

  3. Donald August 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm -

    @Gerontion lol!

  4. samo August 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm -

    OMG- not her again with yet another woefull oz drama…. comedy….

  5. Gerontion August 18, 2011 at 11:35 am -

    Let’s hope the scripts are more imaginative than the title.

  6. J Bar August 18, 2011 at 11:18 am -

    Hope’s Reef is a better title than Reef Doctors.

  7. deedeedragons August 18, 2011 at 10:52 am -

    Ten needs a big drama star.

  8. Tim August 18, 2011 at 10:49 am -

    Shiff really likes water based shows. Reef, H2O, Ocean Girl (loved OG as a kid)

  9. Kris August 18, 2011 at 9:46 am -

    I think the fact that it doesn’t feel like Ten will be damn good for Ten – they need to shake up their Local Drama.

  10. Russell August 18, 2011 at 8:02 am -

    Reef Doctors and Lisa McCune feels like Nine or Seven.

    Doesn’t feel Ten to me at all.

  11. Lisa August 18, 2011 at 7:47 am -

    I don’t think I will ever understand the love for Lisa McCune. I really don’t.

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