The second season of The Code, a TV series about two brothers caught up in a dangerous political conspiracy, will film in Canberra later this year with the support of the ACT Government.
Produced by Playmaker Media for ABC TV, the first season of The Code has been a resounding commercial and critical success with the series recently securing six AACTA Awards including Best Drama Series. The second series will be shot in various locations across Canberra, and will screen on ABC TV in 2016.
Also shooting in Canberra is Joe Cinque’s Consolation, a feature drama based on the award-winning novel by Helen Gardiner. Sotiris Dounoukos, who recently won the Vimeo Award for Best International Short Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Matt Rubenstein. The film, which has financial support from Screen Australia and the ACT Government, is based on the true story of an ANU law student who hatches a murderous plot.
Both The Code and Joe Cinque’s Consolation will employ dozens of Canberrans in cast and crew positions, bringing massive benefits to the ACT screen industry and the wider economy.
These jobs will provide opportunities to local screen practitioners to develop their skills and experience in a range of areas including lighting, camera, set building, production design and post‐production management.
ScreenACT CEO Monica Penders said: “ScreenACT is thrilled to announce another exciting slate of projects to be supported by ACT Government production funding. From another season of the fantastic TV series The Code to the compelling story of Joe Cinque’s Consolation, we’ll witness some extensive screen production activity in the ACT in 2015.”