Filming began yesterday in Queensland on a new multiplatform comedy series for ABC, The Strange Calls
Starring Toby Truslove (pictured), Barry Crocker, Katherine Hicks and Patrick Brammall, this 6x 30 minute comedy is in production for ABC2.
The series follows hapless city cop Toby Banks (Truslove), who is demoted to night duty in the sleepy beachside village of Coolum. Working out of a run-down caravan on the outskirts of town, he meets Gregor, town cleaner (Crocker), board game collector and paranormal authority.
The Strange Calls is produced by Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield and written and directed by Daley Pearson ($quid).
The Strange Calls will embrace multiplatforms via TV broadcast, Twitter, Facebook, and with webisodes and video blogs.
“Multiplatform is a style of storytelling that includes but goes beyond just the tradition
Leigh McGrath, head of Hoodlum’s Original Production Division in Queensland, is Story Producing and also a co-producer.
“Hoodlum’s success in the digital production arena is well known in Australia and internationally and we’re very proud that the work has brought us many accolades, including recognition at the Emmy and BAFTA Awards.
“Bringing Leigh onto the senior Hoodlum team is at the forefront of our strategy to build the company’s original programming slate beyond the on-line world,” said Tracey Robertson, Hoodlum CEO.
The Strange Calls will be filmed on location in Coolum and Brisbane for four weeks.