Production is underway in North Queensland on a new observational series Aussie Salvage Squad for 7mate.
Produced by Fredbird Entertainment, the 8 x 60 minute series explores the world of marine salvage and rescue.
Filmed in the Whitsundays it focuses on the high-stakes salvage work carried out by Luke Purdy and his team of marine rescue experts. Triggered by deadly storms, cyclones and natural disasters, every salvage job comes with natural adversaries, time-critical decisions and real-time jeopardy.
Billy Betts, Head of Programming, 7mate said, “It’s rare to get a pitch which feels 100% right for 7mate but that’s exactly what we got with Aussie Salvage Squad. Serious salvage jobs, breathtaking scenery and a fun group of young Aussies telling it like it is. Craig and the team at Fredbird are taking an exciting approach to factual programming and we can’t wait to show our viewers the result.”
Craig Graham, Fredbird Executive Producer said, “It’s a big, noisy show full of larger than life characters. Aussie Salvage Squad reveals the real-life behind-the-scenes work that goes on to keep our coastlines safe from toxic spills, environmental hazards and marine wreckage. It’s heroic work and not without its risks. Big trucks, big boats, big machinery, a superb cast, and lots of sweat and mud – 7mate’s audience is going to love it.”