The comedy from Gristmill Productions is one of six screen projects participating in $1.8m funding, of which four are television projects.
The popular ABC TV series, Upper Middle Bogan, is back for series two with eight new hilarious episodes;
A 13 part children’s television series, The Adventures of Figaro Pho – series two, which continues the journey of Figaro Pho and his trusty companion, Rivet, as they learn about life;
The Secret River, also made for television, tells the story of William Thornhill, an English convict who in 1806 is sentenced to the colonies for life;
Ten years in the planning, Putuparri is a two-part, feature length television documentary about an Aboriginal man’s struggles to maintain his cultural heritage in a modern world;
Two features Oddball and Neon have also received investment funding.
Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said, “These six new projects each show a ‘slice of Australian life’ – celebrating our cultural diversity, our history and recognising the importance of respecting and protecting our natural environment,” Ms Asher said.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to championing local talent to tell local stories.
“The six projects being awarded funding today are expected to generate an estimated $23 million in production expenditure and create jobs for around 1,100 Victorians.”
Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi added, “Melbourne continues to be a hub of activity and we look forward to seeing these projects move into production.”