Three new Documentary projects have received funding from Screen Australia, to screen on ABC, NITV and National Geographic.
Housemates has been commissioned by ABC2 following the success of the first season which was the fourth-most viewed factual documentary program on iview in 2016. Produced by Mashup Pictures, season two will continue to look at how young Australians combat housing affordability by share-housing and will introduce audiences to four unique living arrangements from around the country.
NITV has commissioned a one-off documentary Wik vs. Queensland which will offer a uniquely Indigenous perspective on the landmark 1996 High Court decision that brought into focus the fundamental role played by land rights in safeguarding Indigenous culture in Australia. Produced by Bacon Factory Films, Bent 3 Land Productions and Freshwater Productions with support from Screen Queensland, it will air on NITV in December 2017.
Wildlife documentary Dino Bird produced by WildBear Entertainment is coming to National Geographic, to provide a glimpse into the secret life of ‘Bertha’, a southern cassowary residing deep in the Daintree Rainforest. Descended from dinosaurs, this endangered species is the world’s most dangerous and second largest land-based bird, native to New Guinea and north eastern Australia.