Filming underway on Strait to the Plate S2
Aaron Fa’aoso foodie series in the Torres Strait Islands is returning to NITV and SBS Food.
NITV and SBS Food series Strait to the Plate is currently in production on season two in the Torres Strait Islands.
The series is again hosted and produced by Aaron Fa’aoso’s Cairns-based Lonestar Productions.
“The positive response we received from the community from season one was absolutely unprecedented,” he said.
“The fantastic part about filming a second season is that the communities here have the first season as a reference point, so they are enthusiastic to showcase what makes their community special, and provide us with fantastic moments, and of course food, to film.
“The Torres Strait Islands are incredibly diverse from one community to another and we want to elevate things in season two and celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each language, culture and way of life.”
NITV Head of Commissioning and Programming, Kyas Hepworth said, “Strait to the Plate is a series which we’re so passionate about at NITV.
“It is so much more than a travel and food show; it’s a platform to showcase the vibrant and living connections that exist to the sea, earth and seasons, as well as family and traditions. We can’t wait to take audiences on more Torres Strait Island culinary adventures in 2022.”
The series is supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance Program.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said, “Strait to the Plate takes audiences on a journey through the Torres Strait Islands, serving up six episodes full of stories, laughter and, of course, fantastic food.
“This is a great local production created by First Nations-led, Cairns-based company Lonestar Productions with post-production by Brisbane’s The Post Lounge, creating local jobs which is an important part of our economic recovery.
“Strait to the Plate season 2 will inject over $1 million into the state economy, providing another example of the strength and skill of our local screen industry.”
Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich, added, “Strait to the Plate is a show full of heart and authenticity, showcasing the First Nations’ culture, language and traditions of this unique and unspoiled paradise, filmed in all its tropical splendour.
“Season one tours the spectacular Islands of Badu, Poruma, Moa, Seisia, Injinoo and New Mapoon, and we look forward to seeing even more picturesque destinations and food traditions explored in season two, for Australian and international viewers to enjoy.
It is set to screen in 2022.