Cameras roll on Dive Club
Production is underway in Port Douglas on teen mystery drama for 10 Shake / Netflix.
Production is underway in Port Douglas on teen mystery drama Dive Club for 10 Shake / Netflix.
The 12 part series from The Steve Jaggi Company stars Miah Madden (Australia Day, The Unlisted), Georgia-May Davis (Young Talent Time, Disney Backstage Pass), Sana’a Shaik (Reckoning, 2067), Mercy Cornwall (The Queen’s Gambit, The Heights) and newcomer Aubri Ibrag as teenagers navigating life, friendship, romance and a whole new world of adventure. Also featuring are Joshua Heuston, Alexander Grant and Joseph Spanti.
The production will inject nearly $8 million into the state economy and create more than 110 jobs for local cast and crew.
“Dive Club is a culmination of a lot of hard work and Imagineering from an incredibly talented group of writers and filmmakers. Every detail has been meticulously planned – from Cape Mercy’s colourful history through to each costume and prop seen on screen – all with the objective of creating a unique series which will captive audiences around the globe,” Jaggi stated.
Producer Spencer McLaren said, “We’ve been fortunate to have been able to undertake projects during Covid, the team has created a safe environment in Port Douglas and we’re spoilt with the most amazing locations of natural Far North Queensland beauty.”
“Dive Club is a 100 per cent Queensland-made production and the third project by The Steve Jaggi Company that Screen Queensland has supported, including This Little Love of Mine, which also filmed in Far North Queensland,” said Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich.
“With its stunning beaches, turquoise waters and unspoilt tropical locations, Port Douglas and its surrounds is the perfect place to film an adventure series like Dive Club, and we wish cast and crew all the best for a safe and happy production run in beautiful Far North Queensland.”
Drew Jarvis, Network 10 Executive Producer – Childrens Television, said: “Network 10 is extremely proud to continue its commitment to entertainment for younger audiences with Dive Club, a daring series that is unlike anything we have produced for this space before. It’s an intriguing adventure created specifically for contemporary teen viewers, and we’re confident they will seek it out across our various platforms.”
It will screen on 10 Shake on 2021 with Netflix having rights in other territories.
It’s an idyllic existence that’s suddenly shattered when Cape Mercy is battered by a cyclone and Lauren, the group’s charismatic trailblazer goes missing. The mystery of her disappearance, the arrival of a new friend, Izzie (Cornwall) and with suspicious holes in the official investigation, the girls are plunged into a desperate search of their own that raises more questions the deeper they dive.
Dive Club is written by Georgia Harrison, Rhiannon Bannenberg, Adrian Powers, Caera Bradshaw and Claire Harris. The Producers are Steve Jaggi and Spencer McLaren, with Kelly Son Hing and Kylie Pascoe Co-Producing.
Directors Rhiannon Bannenberg, Hayley MacFarlane and Christine Luby, and Showrunner and Series Creator Steve Jaggi.
Made by The Steve Jaggi Company, Dive Club is a Netflix and Network 10 co-production, with support from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.