Tasmania Minister for the Arts Elise Archer
The Gloaming Premieres In Hobart
Victor P Taffa
Tasmanian cast and crew members have been treated to a special sneak-peak of Tasmanian drama series The Gloaming, hosted by Australian streaming giant Stan.
Stan executives will join star Ewen Leslie, producers Vicki Madden, Fiona McConaghy and John Molloy to screen the first episode of the series at the State Cinema in Hobart, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Shot entirely in Tasmania, and led by esteemed Australian actors including Emma Booth and Aaron Pedersen, the series follows two detectives who operate in a world of superstition and supernatural forces.
Hodgman Government, through Screen Tasmania, supported this project from its earliest stages and went on to invest $1 Million into the series’ production, Minister for the Arts Elise Archer said.
This investment resulted in $7.5 Million of expenditure on Tasmanian goods and services and provided 120 jobs for local cast and crew both records for screen projects supported by our Government.
Extraordinary work of creator and writer, Launceston’s Vicki Madden, will be broadcast around the world when The Gloaming premieres on Stan on New Year’s Day, showcasing the uniqueness of our State’s landscape, creativity, talent and stories.
“I wish to personally congratulate Vicki and everyone involved in bringing this uniquely Tasmanian project to the screen, and encourage all Tasmanians to watch this incredible series set in locations I am sure they will have much in pride recognising.” Minister Archer said.
Tasmania’s Television and Film Industry is booming, as showcased at the recent Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, with Tasmanian screen projects named Best Film and Best Telefeature or Mini-series. While Lambs of God and The Nightingale together took home 14 awards, alongside beloved comedy series Rosehaven nominated for a record 35 awards.