Netflix has confirmed a casting call on Facebook which calls for people in Queensland to participate in a documentary pitch is fake.
“Hey Fortitude Valley Brisbane!” it said.
“We’re on the hunt for people who might like to show us their crazy party side (or main documentary) on camera (anonymously or not) and also have anonymous (no faces, names, voices etc.) chats with us to compile for a Netflix Original Series documentary next year. If this sounds like you or your crew, tag them or message us.
“We want to explore binge drinking, ‘kick ons’, and all the things that come with ‘having a night out’. Please get in touch, we need you! Have a coffee with us and tell us your story! If you can make it, this is the first step: check out the event this Friday (and feel free to bring some friends).”
The “Netflix Australia – Brisbane” page has since renamed itself “Netflix Originals”, while a listing for the event at The Wickham pub has been removed.
Reports suggest a man believed to be behind the ad pleaded guilty to 23 offences in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court for an unrelated matter, was sentenced to nine months imprisonment but immediately released on parole.