New TV series to be filmed in central Australia

The children's adventure series will be filmed around Alice Springs. Picture: supplied.
The children's adventure series will be filmed around Alice Springs. Picture: supplied.

A new TV series showcasing iconic landmarks around Alice Springs will inject $5 million into the Territory economy and employ nearly 400 people when filming begins next year.

The NT Government is investing $1.5 million into MaveriX - the largest locally produced screen project in the Northern Territory's history.

The 10 x 30 minute episode series is set in the world of Motocross, starring a diverse group of teenagers driven to succeed in their chosen sport.

The series centres on a group of junior motocross riders who are selected for the first ever MaveriX Academy in Alice Springs, the home of dirtbike racing in Australia. The series will follow six teens as the program pushes them to their limits, and ultimately gives them the chance to join a professional racing team.

Alice Springs based production house, Brindle Films, will shoot the series over three months next year which will provide employment opportunities for nearly 400 Territorians.

The $5 million production investment will be spent across jobs, goods, and services including accommodation, transport, catering/hospitality and set building materials.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Children's Television Foundation, Screen Australia and South Australian Film Corp are providing investment into the series.

The Government has invested $9 million into the Northern Territory screen industry over four years, recognising its importance in sharing Territory stories with the world and its economic benefits, including employment for the Territory particularly after the impacts of COVID-19.

Tourism, Sport and Culture Minister Lauren Moss said: "Our creative industries are the heart and soul of the Territory, connecting us, telling our stories, delighting us, challenging us, making us better.

"Our Government's $9 million strategic investment over four years has seen significant growth of our screen sector and the development of significant local productions, including the SBS series Robbie Hood,Top End Wedding,Jimmy Shu's Taste of the Territory and the recent feature film High Ground, garnering national and worldwide critical acclaim.

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