Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Kettering Incident

It's quintessentially Tasmanian. Stunningly beautiful and dark at the same time. After seeing the first two episodes of The Kettering Incident at last night's world premiere that kicked off the Dark Mofo festival, I'm hooked and can't wait to see the rest.

Image source: Foxtel
Mysterious signs bearing the letters TKI started appearing around the Huon Valley and the Channel during filming last year, directing cast and crew to the day's location. The eight-part series was filmed entirely in Tasmania, and it shows. A snow-capped Sleeping Beauty looms outside the windows. The light is soft. Plovers screech in the distance at night. The grey besser bricks of Mountain River Hall. Wet dirt roads. Bright green moss and man ferns. Spectacular views. Forestry loggers versus the greenies. The Bruny Island Ferry. Utes. Lots of utes.

The full series will air on Foxtel later this year, and while we don't get Foxtel at home, I'll find a way to see it all one day. Most of all, I'd love to get my hands on one of the snow globes on sale in the local Kettering store... if you missed last night's screening, you'll have to wait to find out what's inside them.

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