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- Rhiannon Fish and Mitchell Bourke find romance in "A Royal in Paradise"
Rhiannon Fish will lead the cast of the latest Steve Jaggi Company film to shoot in Queensland, Adrian Powers’ A Royal In Paradise. Written and directed by Powers with co-writer Caera Bradshaw, the film sees Fish play Olivia Perkins a New York romance author struggling with writer’s block after a break up. Keen to help, her best friend (Cara McCarthy) convinces her to take a tropical holiday in hope of inspiration. On the other side of the world, Prince Alexander (Mitchell Bourke) is reminded by the Queen (Andrea Moor) of his upcoming duty to marry royalty. Needing some distance, Prince Alexander decides to attend a marine conservation fundraiser. On arriving at the tropical Haven Isles, the Prince and Olivia meet and form a friendship, but Alexander keeps his identity a secret. Experiencing all the island has to offer, Olivia and Alexander grow closer, until the Prince’s true identity is exposed by a royal spy. In a statement, Fish said: “Having the opportunity to work in Australia again is a dream come true… especially on a project like this one. Adrian has found a very unique/modern way of telling a classic ‘fairy tale’.” A Royal in Paradise marks Powers second feature film as a director having co-directed 2013 WWI drama Forbidden Ground with Johan Earl. He has previously worked on several Steve Jaggi Company projects, including as a writer on Dive Club and editor on Romance on the Menu. “Caera and I had a lot of fun writing the script for this royal romance that embraces some beloved fairy tale archetypes while also possessing a great, modern message,” Powers said. “I’m delighted to be directing this film with my long-time creative collaborators at SJc. We have a strong team assembled and it’s fantastic to finally be underway with filming.” A Royal in Paradise, shooting in South East of Queensland, is produced by Steve Jaggi and Kelly Son Hing, with Kylie Pascoe co-producing. Finance comes via Asia Pacific Film Investment Group and Head Gear. The film forms the fourth collaboration for the Steve Jaggi Company and the US-based Nicely Entertainment, who is handling international distribution and sales. Per Variety, the pair have signed a slate deal to develop six TV projects and 2-3 films per year. Previously they have worked together on This Little Love of Mine, Netflix/10 series Dive Club, and upcoming romance Love In Bloom. Jaggi said his company had found its “sweet spot” working in YA and romance. “We are spoilt for choice here in Australia when it comes to talent and locations, and we’re looking forward to continuing our successful working relationship with the team at Nicely.” The company is also currently in post-production on the holiday romance Mistletoe Ranch, and the giant screen/premium large format feature doc, Beyond The Reef. Athabasca Film will manage distribution for A Royal in Paradise in Australia.
- "Mistletoe Ranch" brings snow to South East Queensland
Queensland film & tv studio The Steve Jaggi Company has hit the ground running in 2022, with production underway on the new holiday romance Mistletoe Ranch, across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The feature film stars Mercy Cornwall (Dive Club) and Jordi Webber (Nomad, Power Rangers Ninja Steel) in an uplifting Christmas tale of love rediscovered. Rhiannon Bannenberg (Dive Club, Rip Tide) is directing. In Mistletoe Ranch, Mercy Cornwall plays Aimée Tremblay, a budding professional photographer who follows her boss - renowned photographer Gustav around the world. When Aimée receives a mailbag full of letters informing her that her late mother’s adored annual Christmas celebration has been cancelled, she returns to Mistletoe Ranch, left to her by her cherished mother, to find out why the party is no longer going ahead. After her mother’s passing, Aimée left her family home and her heartbroken ex-fiancé, James Hunt (Jordi Webber), on Christmas Eve and hasn’t returned for seven years. The now quiet ranch, which she discovers is encountering financial difficulties, has been left in the hands of James, who lives there with his young daughter, Juniper (Molly Wright), and retired caretaker Charlie (Charles Allen). At first, James doesn’t welcome Aimée’s arrival, but it’s not long before sparks begin to fly again between the high-school sweethearts. Director Rhiannon Bannenberg comments “I’m excited to be shooting Mistletoe Ranch here in Queensland, using movie magic to create a landscape blanketed in snow. Mistletoe Ranch is a heart-warming ode to enduring love and being true to yourself. This charming love story between two childhood sweethearts sets the stage for an authentic reconnection that many in the audience dream of.” Producer Steve Jaggi adds “After a busy 2021, it feels fantastic to be back in production on our next feature film, Mistletoe Ranch. We’ve assembled a talented cast and crew, and some beautiful equine friends to help bring this hopeful story to life.” Rounding out the cast of Mistletoe Ranch is Charles Allen (Bloody Hell), Molly Wright (Kidnapped), Andrea Moor (Heartbreak High) and Kimberley Joseph (Lost). The film is being shot across Brisbane and the Gold Coast hinterland, with cast and crew adhering to strict COVID-safe filming practices under the watchful eye of Queensland COVID specialist FilmEquip. Mistletoe Ranch is written by Claire Harris, directed by Rhiannon Bannenberg and produced by Steve Jaggi. Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing are co-producing. Athabasca Film will manage the domestic theatrical release, while international sales and distribution will be handled by Blue Fox Entertainment. Mistletoe Ranch is financed with the support of the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland, Empire Media Global and Asia Pacific Film Investment Group. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shuang Hu to host feature Giant Screen documentary "Beyond the Reef"
currently filming in Far North Queensland Actor and social media influencer Shuang Hu has stepped into the role of host of the new Giant Screen documentary Beyond the Reef, currently filming in Far North Queensland. Beyond the Reef takes audiences on a journey to explore the versatile and spectacular landscape of Far North Queensland, world-renowned for the Great Barrier Reef and its precious ecosystems. Shuang Hu was born in Tianjin, China and moved to Australia when she was five years old. She made her TV debut as Candy Law on the SBS TV series The Family Law and is known for her work on Comedy Central's Ronny Chieng International Student as Wei Jun. Shuang is a popular Tik Tok identity, with over four million global followers, and 66.8 million likes. Shuang comments, “After spending the last two years in Los Angeles, I’m excited to be back here in Australia. With travel finally opening up, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to show audiences what is on offer in this stunning part of the world. I grew up in Townsville so this part of Australia holds a dear place in my heart.” Beyond the Reef is being filmed in Large Format 8k and is designed for a Premium Large Format (PLF) and Giant Screen release across the globe in 2022. The film is aimed at tweens and families who enjoy immersive, co-viewing experiences. The production team will visit numerous locations across Far North Queensland, with Shuang taking part in activities including diving the Great Barrier Reef, taking a safari in the Daintree Rainforest, meeting the local animals and learning to sail. Audiences will feel completely immersed in the experience of a lifetime. Beyond the Reef is a Steve Jaggi Company (SJc) production with In Three Production. The film is directed by Luke Wheatley (The 48 Hour Destination) with DOP’s Jake Koning and Christian Miller filming both above and below the water in Large Format 8k. Beyond the Reef is produced by Steve Jaggi and Beckie Adams, with Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing co-producing. Athabasca Film will distribute the film here in Australia. L.A. based Nicely Entertainment is handling international sales. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, email@example.com
- "The Mystery of Dolphin Bay" filming in South East Queensland
Filming has commenced on the latest feature film aimed at tweens from The Steve Jaggi Company, The Mystery of Dolphin Bay, with US actor Izabela Rose (Upside-Down Magic, Secrets of Sulphur Springs) starring in the lead role. The film is shooting in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast and is written by Jacob Stock. Christine Luby (This Little Love of Mine, Dive Club) is directing. The Mystery of Dolphin Bay follows 15-year old Quinn Perkins (Izabela Rose), who is ecstatic to be spending the summer working as an intern with her best friend Daniela (Ella Proberts) and marine biologist father Charlie (Rowan Chapman). The besties haven’t seen each other since Daniela moved to Dolphin Bay, Australia, where her father Charlie inherited a research centre. When Quinn arrives, she is surprised to learn that there are other interns joining them - Daniela’s new best friend Jennifer (Allegra Teo), and the adventurer wannabe Teddy (Jayden McGinlay). Quinn is thrilled to be researching the reef’s unnatural shift in biodiversity, but things feel different between Quinn and Daniela, and it’s not long before Quinn agrees to join Teddy on a treasure hunt as a distraction. Mysterious events start to occur, and the teens assume that they are being haunted by local legend Everly Fallow. After receiving Everly’s journal from his daughter, the teens discover a treasure map and must work to uncover the truth about the mysterious Everly Fallow and what or who, is responsible for the problems on the reef. Izabela Rose comments, “I’m excited to be out of quarantine, and filming here in Queensland. I can relate to my character having to fly to the other side of the world for a new adventure, and I can’t wait to see what the next few weeks has in store for me.” Director Christine Luby comments, “With themes of environmentalism, friendship and mystery, the scene is set for this wonder-filled story set here in Australia. For me, it’s the spirit of independence that drives the story along. The ways in which our young characters rely on their instincts and never give up, is a great message for audiences, and I’m thrilled to be working on this project.” Producer Steve Jaggi comments, “It’s fantastic to be back here in South East Queensland shooting our next feature film. The Gold Coast is the perfect location to create our fictional Dolphin Bay setting, and the region has everything on offer that we could need for the shoot. We’ve assembled a talented young cast led by Izabela Rose, and I’m looking forward to seeing our cast and crew bring this intriguing story to life.” The Mystery of Dolphin Bay is produced by Steve Jaggi and Kelly Son Hing, with Kylie Pascoe co-producing. Executive Producers are Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment and Lee Matthews. Athabasca Film will manage the domestic theatrical release, while international sales and distribution will be handled by MarVista Entertainment out of Los Angeles, California. The Mystery of Dolphin Bay is financed with the assistance of Different Films and Asia Pacific Film Investment Group, with the support of Screen Queensland. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holiday Romance "Sit. Stay. Love" in Cinemas December 2
The festive holiday romance Sit. Stay. Love, starring Georgia Flood (American Princess), Ezekiel Simat (Lambs of God) and a cast of canine friends, will release in select cinemas across Australia from Thursday December 2. The perfect movie for the holiday season, Sit. Stay. Love follows the story of aid worker Annie Blake (Georgia Flood), who has devoted her life to helping people in need. After finishing a mission in Nepal, she decides to return to her hometown of North Haven, Vermont, to spend Christmas holidays with the family she hasn’t seen for three years. Upon arriving in the small town, Annie finds a flyer from the local animal shelter looking for foster carers and excitedly heads to the shelter to sign up. But the shelter has since closed, and all the animals moved to the local vet’s surgery where Dylan (Ezekiel Simat) - the local vet and Annie’s old school nemesis - has collected a ragtag bunch of animals looking for homes. Determined to save the shelter and find homes for the animals, Annie enlists her family, Dylan, and the entire community, to create a Christmas that nobody will ever forget. Sit. Stay. Love was written by Holly Hester, and directed by Tori Garrett (Don’t Tell). Garrett comments, “The tougher the times, a Christmas rom-com like Sit. Stay. Love. is just the kind of movie everybody needs, especially animal lovers. It was just as fun to direct as it is to watch. All you need is love, family, and three beautiful puppies to make you feel like anything is possible!” The supporting cast includes Anthony Phelan, Anna McGahan, Christine Amor and Kaushik Das. Following the film’s animal shelter storyline and the growing international movement in favour of adopting animals, the three lead dogs that feature in the film – Digger, Mini and Salty – are all adopted. In fact, 90% of the animals that feature in the film are either rescued or adopted. Sit. Stay. Love was filmed at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast by The Steve Jaggi Company in late 2020, with the Vermont winter wonderland brought to life by a talented crew under strict COVID-safe filming guidelines. The film is the latest in the romance genre from The Steve Jaggi Company, following the recent success of Romance on the Menu, This Little Love of Mine and the forthcoming Love In Bloom, which had its world premiere at the 2021 Brisbane International Film Festival. Sit. Stay. Love is produced by Spencer McLaren, Kelly Son Hing and Steve Jaggi, with Kylie Pascoe co-producing. The film was financed with the assistance of Creativity Capital, Filmology Finance and Asia Pacific Film Investment Group (APFIG). Executive producers are Julianna Hays, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, Patrick Fischer, Ben Kaye, Jack Christian and DJ MacPherson. Sit. Stay. Love will be released theatrically by Athabasca Film, screening in select cinemas across Australia in an exclusive deal with Event Cinemas and Village Cinemas. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, email@example.com
- "Dive Club" splashes onto Netflix globally
Dive Club, the bold 12-part series for teens, will launch on Netflix globally on Friday September 3. With a storyline that hooks you from the start, standout performances from a talented cast and the picturesque Far North Queensland backdrop, this Australian-made series takes the Young Adult genre to a whole new level. Dive Club is the story of 16-year-olds Maddie, Lauren, Anna and Stevie. On the surface they’re regular teenagers navigating life, friendship and romance, but under the water the skilled divers enter a whole new world of adventure. 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, 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 stars Miah Madden (Australia Day, The Unlisted), Georgia-May Davis (Young Talent Time, Disney Backstage Pass), Sana’a Shaik (Reckoning, 2067), Mercy Cornwall (The Heights) and newcomer Aubri Ibrag. Rounding out the cast is Australian model and digital creator Josh Heuston making his screen debut, Alexander Grant (Radio Waves), and Joseph Spanti (Coffee Lover). Series creator and Showrunner Steve Jaggi comments, “Dive Club is not like anything in the Young Adult genre that we have seen before in Australia, and we are thrilled that the series is reaching a global audience via Netflix. The storyline is so captivating that viewers will want to binge all twelve episodes to unravel the mystery.” Producer Spencer McLaren adds, “We’re really proud of Dive Club and the way the series came together. We shot entirely on location in Far North Queensland and pulled out all the stops. The series was shot more like a film than a TV series with impressive aerial and underwater photography and a real cinematic quality achieved due to filming in 4K with stunning HDR Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos audio.” Dive Club premiered to Australian audiences on 10 Shake and 10 Play on Demand in May 2021, and will screen to audiences in over 190 countries when it launches on Netflix on Friday September 3, 2021. Dive Club is created and produced by The Steve Jaggi Company, and filmed entirely on location in Far North Queensland. Dive Club is a Network 10 and Netflix co-production, with major production funding from Screen Australia and support from Screen Queensland in association with Filmology Finance. The series is distributed internationally by Nicely Entertainment. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Steve Jaggi Company and Incendo begin principal photography on the romantic comedy
"You, Me and the Penguins" The Steve Jaggi Company and Incendo have commenced production on the romantic comedy You, Me and the Penguins. This feature film stars Australian actor Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars, Rules of Engagement, Crossing Over), Jason Wilder (Kidnapped, Great White, We Were Tomorrow) and Madeleine West (Neighbours, Playing for Keeps). Written by Annelies Kavan and welcoming the talent of director Christine Luby (This Little Love of Mine, Dive Club), the film is being shot on location across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Steve Jaggi, Spencer McLaren and Ian Whitehead will produce the film; Graham Ludlow is supervising producer; executive producers are Steve Jaggi, Jean Bureau and Ian Whitehead. You, Me and the Penguins – Tilly Monterey (Tammin Sursok) works a desk job as the Compliance and Outreach Manager at the Animal Discovery Institute in San Diego. When the Crystal Bay Penguin Sanctuary is threatened with closure and its colony of Little Blue penguins is scheduled to be relocated 2500km away, Tilly’s dream to work in the field is realised. Accompanied by her sister and mother of three, Gemma (Madeleine West), Tilly heads to Crystal Bay... Australia. Arriving at the centre, Tilly is met by the welcoming General Manager Kyle (Stuart Lumsden) and his husband Parker (Nick Hardcastle), alongside Head Zoologist Fletcher (Jason Wilder). Preferring penguins to people, Fletcher begrudgingly welcomes Tilly’s arrival and the two rarely see eye to eye. With only a week to turn the sanctuary around, the group must band together to gather donations, gain funding, and generate interest in the scientific community. As Fletcher teaches Tilly more about the sanctuary’s needs and the Little Blue penguins that they house, his belief in people, and even love, is reignited by the bubbly and intelligent Tilly. Meanwhile, Tilly realises she has never felt more at home than with pragmatic and practical Fletcher. With the sanctuary saved, a dream job in Alaska now on offer and Gemma keen to return to her family, Tilly must decide between leaving Crystal Bay, or staying with Fletcher and the Little Blue penguins he loves so much. Tammin Sursok has recently returned to Australia from the US, and comments, “I’m thrilled to be back here in Australia with my family to film. I was really attracted to this positive and inspiring story, and I can’t wait to get underway with the shoot.” Director Christine Luby adds, “I’ve chosen this project as my second feature because of the smart and capable protagonist we have in Tilly, and her determination to create community and a sense of belonging. We need more stories with female leads with agency and I find that Tilly is an inspiration to us all. Creating the town of Crystal Bay with its adorable Little Blue penguins and small town vibes has been so much fun.” You, Me and the Penguins is the latest feature film in the romance genre from The Steve Jaggi Company, having recently wrapped Love In Bloom, also shot in Brisbane. You, Me and the Penguins will be distributed in Australia by Pivot Pictures. Internationally, the film will be titled Love and Penguins. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, email@example.com
- Tropical romance "This Little Love of Mine" makes Netflix debut in July
Rom-com fans can look forward to the endearing new tropical romance This Little Love of Mine, making its debut on Netflix worldwide on Wednesday July 7, 2021. This Little Love of Mine is the latest film in the romance genre from The Steve Jaggi Company, the team behind the 2020 hit Romance on the Menu, which reached as high as number two on Netflix most popular movies list in Australia, and stayed in this top 10 list for a week. Nicely Entertainment handles the worldwide distribution of the movie with Vanessa Shapiro serving as executive producer. Starring Saskia Hampele (The Heights) and Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Vengeance), This Little Love of Mine follows Laura Price, a successful San Francisco lawyer on the cusp of promotion - a far cry from her childhood growing up on a tropical island with best friends Chip and Gem. When the firm’s biggest client - Chip’s grandfather - asks Laura to travel to the island and deliver a contract to make Chip his heir, she leaves behind her practice and fiancé Owen, to convince her childhood friend to sign a contract that will make him a billionaire. As Chip and Laura grow closer, she questions whether she’s engaged to the right man or if she belongs back on the island with her childhood sweetheart. Streaming to Netflix audiences in over 190 countries, This Little Love of Mine was the first feature film to go into production in Australia during the pandemic, and showcases the best of Far North Queensland, with the film shot entirely on location in Palm Cove in 2020. Director Christine Luby comments, “It's wonderful to be able to share this uplifting love story about following your heart with audiences around the world. We shot the film under strict conditions during the pandemic and I know what a tough time this has been for so many people. My hope is that this film can uplift and inspire people and show off the tropical paradise of Australia's Far North Queensland". Lead actor Saskia Hampele comments, “I’m over the moon that our beautiful film will have the chance to be seen by romance fans around the world. We had an incredible team and loved every minute making the film in sparkling Palm Cove. I think that really shows on the screen.” This Little Love of Mine delighted audiences at the Gold Coast Film Festival, where it had its world premiere in April 2021. The film is written by Georgia Harrison (Rip Tide) and is the directorial debut of Christine Luby. Supporting cast members include Lynn Gilmartin, Lawrence Ola, Monette Lee, Tiriel Mora and Martin Portus. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Production underway on feature documentary "Beyond the Reef"
Cameras are rolling in Queensland this week as the feature documentary Beyond the Reef goes into production. Beyond the Reef is a family co-viewing experience which takes audiences on a journey to one of the most beautiful places in the World - Far North Queensland, Australia - to explore this versatile and spectacular landscape. Famous for the Great Barrier Reef, the area is world-renowned for its precious ecosystems and is the backdrop to one of the biggest conversations in environmental change. Filmed in large format 8k and designed for a global giant screen release, Beyond the Reef showcases the landscape by land, air and sea, with local stories, insights and inspiration along the way. From diving the Great Barrier Reef, taking a safari in the Daintree Rainforest, four-wheel driving on Fraser Island and sailing the Whitsunday Islands, audiences will feel completely immersed in the experience of a lifetime. Beyond the Reef is a Steve Jaggi Company (SJc) production with In Three Production. The film is directed by Luke Wheatley (The 48 Hour Destination) with DOP Simon Christidis ACS capturing the natural beauty of the region in large format 8k. Luke Wheatley comments, “I’m hugely excited to be partnering with Steve Jaggi and team on this project. I am passionate about travel and I can’t wait to show the world what we have on our doorstep here in Queensland. To be working with Simon Christidis again and upping the ante from a production point of view with large format filming, is just fantastic.” Producer Steve Jaggi adds, “Tropical north Queensland is a very special place to me – many of our films and series (such as This Little Love of Mine, Kidnapped and Dive Club) were shot up and around the Great Barrier Reef. I’m thrilled to be working with Luke and his team on this exciting project, which aims to capture high-quality vision of the precious reef and share these iconic Queensland landscapes with family audiences around the globe. I’m also excited by the possibilities opened up by technology, filming specifically for large format and working with a world-class post production team to deliver a visually stunning and engaging film”. Beyond the Reef is produced by Beckie Adams, Steve Jaggi and Spencer McLaren, with Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing co-producing. Brisbane based post-production facility Serve Chilled (whose recent credits include the Netflix original series Dive Club) will deliver the finished film in stunning Dolby Vision HDR with accompanying Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200, email@example.com
- Romantic feature film "Love In Bloom" shooting in Brisbane
Production has commenced in Brisbane this week on Love In Bloom, the latest romantic feature film from The Steve Jaggi Company (SJc). Love In Bloom is the fourth feature film in the romance genre for SJc, following the recent success of Romance On The Menu (Hallmark US, Netflix ANZ), This Little Love Of Mine (Event and Village Cinema release, Netflix globally from July) and the forthcoming holiday romance Sit. Stay. Love. Love In Bloom stars US actor Susie Abromeit (Jessica Jones) as Chicago florist Amelia Hart, who returns to the small Australian town of Primrose River to help plan her sister’s wedding. Love In Bloom is written by Georgia Harrison (Rip Tide, This Little Love Of Mine) and directed by first time scripted feature director Rogue Rubin. Love In Bloom follows Amelia Hart (Susie Abromeit), a successful Chicago florist with a seemingly perfect life, including a boyfriend who is definitely about to propose. When her soon-to-be-married little sister (Melina Vidler – 800 Words, Kidnapped) and fiancé become marooned at a mountain retreat days before their wedding, Amelia and the best man, Grayson Tanner (Julian Haig - Riverdale, Retrograde), are tasked with stepping in to save the wedding. Despite getting off on the wrong foot, Amelia and Grayson prove to be a dynamic team. With the help of the townspeople, Amelia and Grayson prepare for the wedding to be held in the town’s beautiful Hummingbird Gardens. As they get closer to the big day, Amelia realises her life back in the city isn’t as perfect as she once thought, and she begins to see more colour and life in the small town and its people than in her favourite bustling city of Chicago. The longer she spends in Primrose River, and with Grayson, the more she questions where she really belongs. Love In Bloom is shooting in a range of locations in and around Brisbane. Supporting cast members for the film include Monette Lee, Steven Tandy, Melina Vidler, Joey Vieira and Jason Wilder. Susie Abromeit comments “It is a thrill to be here in Australia for the very first time, shooting this sweet story centred around following your heart. The whole team here in Brisbane have been so welcoming, and I look forward to making the most of my time in this gorgeous part of the world.” Director Rogue Rubin adds “After months of planning, it is amazing to be in Brisbane with the incredible SJc team who are so supportive of diverse female talent. What makes this movie truly resonate with me is its charm. We are living in a very isolating period of time where social media is distancing us even more. This beautiful film reminds us of old school values; where families and friends are still the most important people in our lives and that finding true love is more than just swiping right on an app – but learning to open your heart to the person in front of you.” Producers Steve Jaggi and Spencer McLaren are proud to be delivering another romance genre film for the under-serviced female audience segment. They comment “the romance genre has seen an increase in demand over the past 12 months which can be attributed to a worldwide desire for escapism and love in a time of uncertainty and despair. With its stunning garden backdrop, and a beautiful story at its heart, we can’t wait to share Love In Bloom with audiences later this year.” Love In Bloom is produced by Steve Jaggi and Spencer McLaren with Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing co-producing. The production’s cast and crew are adhering to COVID-safe filming practices, and closely following guidelines set by the Queensland government. Love In Bloom will be distributed in Australia by Pivot Pictures, with U.S based Nicely Entertainment handling international sales. Ends. Media contact: Nicole Hurren, publicist p. +61 420 538 200 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Сindy Busby and Tim Ross cook up something special in "Hearts down under"
PREMIERING APRIL 24, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL Filmed on location in Australia STUDIO CITY, CA – April 14, 2021 – Cindy Busby (“Chasing Waterfalls,” “Love in the Forecast”) and Tim Ross (“Harrow,” “Wonderland”) star in “Hearts Down Under,” premiering on Saturday, April 24 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Filmed on location in Australia, the movie also stars Naomi Sequeira (“Pearl in Paradise”). New York restaurateur Caroline (Busby) has her hands full with her own restaurant. So, when she learns that her beloved aunt has left her a café – in faraway small town, Lemon Myrtle Cove, Australia – she is touched, but it seems like the last thing she has time for. However, she realizes that heading to Australia is the perfect opportunity to clear her head. What Caroline finds in Australia is a bustling café – with less than impressive food. She makes a point to say as much to one of the locals, Simon (Ross), not realizing he’s the café’s chef. In a hurry to get back to her life in New York, Caroline decides to fix up the café and sell it. The problem with doing that in a town the size of Lemon Myrtle Cove is that the only available contractor for miles happens to be Simon. Although they didn’t start off on the right foot, Simon agrees to help Caroline with the project. In the process, seeing the area through his eyes, she begins to fall for the place and for him. “Hearts Down Under” is from A Steve Jaggi Company. Gil Aglaure, Tamara Bell, Stephanie Slack, Janine Pearce, Rosie Lourde, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross are executive producers. Steve Jaggi p.g.a. and Spencer McLaren p.g.a. are producers and Kelly Son Hing and Kylie Pascoe are co-producers. Rosie Lourde directed from a script by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck McNeeley. MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Raza, CynthiaRaza@crownmedia.com -- HALLMARK CHANNEL --
- Production Underway on "Dive Club" in Picturesque Port Douglas
Cast and crew have launched head first into production on teen mystery drama DIVE CLUB, shooting in Far North Queensland. The 12 episode series is the latest project from The Steve Jaggi Company, and the fourth production undertaken by the company during the global COVID-19 pandemic. DIVE CLUB is set for worldwide release in 2021, screening in more than 190 countries as a Netflix original. Ahead of its Netflix release, DIVE CLUB will premiere to Australian audiences on Network 10. With a storyline that hooks you from the start, standout performances from a talented, young cast and the picturesque Port Douglas backdrop, the series takes Australian made production in the YA genre to a whole new level. Starring 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, DIVE CLUB is the story of 16-year-olds Maddie (Madden), Lauren (Davis), Anna (Ibrag) and Stevie (Shaik). On the surface they’re regular teenagers navigating life, friendship and romance, but under the water the skilled divers enter a whole new world of adventure. 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. Rounding out the cast is Australian model and digital creator Joshua Heuston making his screen debut, Alexander Grant (Radio Waves), and Joseph Spanti (Coffee Lover). Behind the camera is a strong collection of talent and experience, with Directors Rhiannon Bannenberg, Hayley MacFarlane and Christine Luby, and Showrunne rand Series Creator Steve Jaggi. “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 states. Producer Spencer McLaren says, “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.” The Steve Jaggi Company with its impressive track record and innovative approach to creating quality film and series content for the global market, has clearly stamped its mark on the YA genre, laying claim to multiple successful films in the space including Rip Tide(Amazon Prime), Back Of The Net (Disney US, Foxtel AU) and Swimming For Gold (Universal). DIVE CLUB has been supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and is operating under the Queensland Screen Sector COVID Safe Work Plan. Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich confirmed the production will inject nearly $8 million into the state economy and create more than 110 jobs for local cast and crew, particularly in the Far North Queensland region. “Dive Clubis a 100 percent 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. “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,” said Ms Munnich. 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.” 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. Made by The Steve Jaggi Company, DIVE CLUB is a Netflix and Network 10 co-production, with support from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.