The $22 million dramedy, to be produced by Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun, will start filming around the Clarrie Hall Dam on March 18 and it certainly looks the part. Due to air on NBC in June it is described as a wicked slice of lake-side heaven where parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love.
“The concept is based on American summer camps. It’s a comedy-drama based on the lives (of the characters) around this particular camp and their ups and downs,” Producer Brett Popplewell told goldcoast.com.au
“At this stage all the cast will be Australian and each week there will be new characters coming into the show, so we get to know the characters at the camp based on their problems in life.
“There’s a commitment of 10 one-hour episodes, but we want to go on for two or three seasons, but we’ll probably know in October if they’ll re-sign it.”
The Clarrie Hall Dam will form the backdrop, with Crams Farm expected to be closed to the general public on weekdays through the filming period, which is expected to wrap up at the end of July.
The production is expected to put about $2-3 million back into the local economy.