ABC1’s comedy series Lowdown, featuring Adam Zwar as a tabloid journo, is getting a second season.
The first series has been sold to Britain’s BBC4, and won an Australian Writers Guild Award for best comedy in 2010.
There were two documentary projects also announced as sharing in $450,000 production investment funds:
Anatomy Series Three – Following the success of the first two series, the third will comprise three documentaries that explore art and the body beyond the boundaries of traditional arts documentaries.
Gnarly: The Ben Pappas Story– This true crime documentary follows Ben Pappas, a self-proclaimed ‘bogan’ from Melbourne who rose to become one of the world’s best skateboarders, but whose downward spiral ended in tragedy.
Film Victoria Acting CEO Jenni Tosi said, “Film Victoria is delighted to contribute to the steady increase in Victorian factual production. In 2009-10 we committed in excess of $1.6 million to factual TV programs through our production investment program.
“As Screen Australia’s annual documentary report recently confirmed, Victoria is the only state to have shown an increase in documentary production in recent years. It is extremely encouraging to see this trend continue in 2011.”