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Matchbox Pictures appoints producer Kirsty Stark to lead South Australian Initiatives and Wanted Season 3 Shooting in SA

04 June 2018

One of Australia’s leading film and television production companies, Matchbox Pictures, this week opens its South Australian office. The SA branch, based at Adelaide Studios, is headed up by South Australian producer Kirsty Stark who will drive the local development slate in with Matchbox.

A respected local practitioner, Stark comes to this newly created Development Producer role having completed a successful slate of projects including Matt Saville’s feature film A Month of Sundays, starring Anthony LaPaglia and Justine Clarke, the ground-breaking online sensation Wastelander Panda and the recent online comedy series Goober for ABC iview.

Matchbox has started filming in SA on the highly anticipated third season of drama series WANTED, a co-production between Matchbox and R&R and commissioned by Channel Seven. The series will see the return of stars Rebecca Gibney, also one of the show’s Creators and Executive Producers, and Geraldine Hakewill. The high rating, International Emmy nominated show will create over 250 jobs for local cast and crew.  Wanted will shoot in Adelaide and across the state from Murray Bridge to Parachilna, and is being directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker) and Peter Templeman (Wanted 1 & 2, The Wrong Girl, Offspring).

The establishment of the Matchbox Pictures SA office is set to increase the development of television drama in the state. The initiative was made possible by a two-year funding allocation from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) under the Television Company Partnership Initiative.

Matchbox Pictures recently used Adelaide Studios’ state of the art post-production facilities for the award-winning Adelaide Film Festival Fund feature Ali’s Wedding and filmed Deadline Gallipoli in SA for Foxtel.

Read the full release here.

Featured image: Producer Kirsty Stark

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