NITV screens a new series in which actors Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman) and Zac James (8MMM) go where no Blackfella has gone before… spirit chasing!
Shadow Trackers, written and directed by filmmaker Dena Curtis and co-produced by Veronica Fury of WildBear Entertainment, unravels Indigenous spirit stories in all their scary detail.
Jade Christian, Senior Commission Editor, NITV said “Shadow Trackers is unlike anything ever before on Australian television and we are excited to broadcast it on NITV. The series offers a unique insight – at times hilarious, at times terrifying – into Aboriginal traditional spirit stories and urban legends to explain the unexplainable at the grass root level with people who have lived it.”
Our two intrepid ‘Shadow Trackers’, Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman) and Zac James (8MMM) encounter local storytellers and elders as they attempt to discover the truth behind the scary stories from Indigenous Australia that petrify us, guide us and teach us life’s lessons.
Join the brave duo as they hunt the lands where traditional spirits and legends roam, learning about ominous creatures and entities such as The Il-Bogan – a bunyip like creature that moves through underground tunnels in the lands of the Mununjali clan; the Muldjewangk – a water-creature lurking in the Murray River threatening to snatch young people loitering by the waters edge; The Devil Highway – a treacherous passage that taunts the Bunuba people; and finally, the Poinciana Woman – Darwin’s infamous urban legend who seeks revenge for her pain and suffering in the lands of the Larrakia Nation.
This series will have you laughing one minute and scared the next as the Shadow Trackers crisscross the continent illuminating Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders spiritual history. So sit back as Zac and Hunter investigate on the ground and in the dark finding… perhaps even the spirit itself.
8.30pm Thursday 27 October on NITV.