Filming has commenced on a new 13 part adventure series for ABC3, Bushwhacked!
Produced by North One TV Australia, the series sees child actor Brandon Walters (Australia) take ABC3’s Kayne Tremills on a “fun-fuelled, adrenalin-pumping journey, showing him Indigenous rites and rituals and intriguing aspects of native wildlife.”
A Press Release states: “Brandon also sets Kayne heart-pounding challenges which include tagging a tiger snake, sky diving, swimming with great white sharks and more.
“The Bushwhacked! series will take viewers on an eye-opening expedition, exploring what it takes to survive in the bush, including how to find bush tucker and how to use the bush as medicine, as well as introducing viewers to bushmen, jackaroos and Aboriginal elders.”
Filming has started in Tasmania, and will continue shooting in tropical Queensland, the Red Centre – Northern Territory, the coastline of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, northern and rural NSW and urban Victoria.
Carla de Jong, ABC TV Children’s Head of Commissioning and Development, said: “Bushwhacked! is a perfect fit with our ABC3 audience. The challenges that Brandon sets Kayne will not only keep them on the edge of their seats, but will also give them a giggle or two!”
Adam Kay, Head of Programming, North One TV Australia, said: “We are extremely excited to be producing Bushwhacked! for ABC3, not just because it will be an amazing wildlife show, full of adventure and real life situations, but also because it will open a rare window into Aboriginal culture.”
It will screen on ABC3 later this year.