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UPRIGHT, starring musician, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin to shoot in South Australia

23 July 2018

Foxtel, Sky UK, Screen Australia and Lingo Pictures today announced production of a landmark new series UPRIGHT, starring musician, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin. The series will be made in association with the South Australian Film Corporation.

The stellar team behind UPRIGHT includes the creator Chris Taylor, best known as a member of The Chaser team.  Taylor and Minchin are writing the eight-part series alongside award-winning writer-actors Kate Mulvany (Fighting Season, Jasper Jones stage play) and Leon Ford (Offspring, No Activity).  The Director is Matthew Saville (Please Like Me).  Minchin will also write the music and is Executive Producer with Penny Win and Helen Bowden.  Producers are Lingo Pictures’ Jason Stephens, Chris Taylor and Melissa Kelly (Hounds of Love).

A sharp-tongued and touching drama, UPRIGHT is the story of two misfits, thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, who forge the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other. 

SAFC Chief Executive Courtney Gibson said: “UPRIGHT brings together an extraordinary combination of creative talents to deliver what promises to be outstanding television. South Australia’s stunning locations will provide the perfect setting for this landmark production for Foxtel, which will be based at Adelaide Studios.” 

Read the full release here.

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