“We didn’t have any promises or anything, no nothing. We just made it and the plan was always to do some festivals and if it was good enough hopefully one of the networks would want to show it.
“When Channel TEN told us it was going to be on 9:30 on a Saturday night I thought ‘Great, I’ve always wanted to be beaten by Midsomer Murders.’ And I know 7TWO will have a particularly good episode of Heartbeat on.
“But win, lose or draw, it’s kind of done because TEN said ‘This is madness, but it’s got some good people in it, we’re going to give this a swing.’
“I’m not sure if Margaret and David will love it but I’d be happily surprised if they did.”
All the hard work may yet pay off. Kavalee, who already has another film in post-production, won’t be in Australia when Scumbus premieres, because the film has been selected to screen at the LA Comedy Festival.
“I will be in LA when it goes to air here, which is a bummer, but we’re just rapt that TEN is taking a chance on it.
“If it becomes Blair Witch none of these people will ever be seeing me again. I’ll be Eduardo Sanchez and my phone will be off!”