US TV show hunt­ing for lo­cal tal­ent

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

IF YOU have re­cently moved from over­seas or are think­ing about mak­ing the move, Amer­i­can re­al­ity se­ries House Hunters wants you.

As the sec­ond-high­est rat­ing show in Amer­ica, be­hind only X-fac­tor, the se­ries has a huge fol­low­ing world­wide and pro­duc­ers are keen to hear from po­ten­tial tal­ent in the Dou­glas re­gion while on lo­ca­tion in the Far North.

It does not mat­ter if you own a house, are rent­ing, or liv­ing in a hol­i­day house, the only con­di­tion to be­come part of the tele­vi­sion se­ries is you have to be flu­ent in English, un­der the age of 40 and have lived over­seas at one stage.

The show fol­lows in­di­vid­u­als, cou­ples or fam­i­lies in the hunt for a new home and with the as­sis­tance of a real­tor, to the de­light of 22 mil­lion view­ers in the US alone.

Pro­duc­tion as­sis­tant Jus Murray is en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to ap­ply to be part of the show, even if you moved a while ago.

“We would at our ex­pense fly them back to the coun­try of ori­gin for one day of film­ing and we re­quire them for three days of film­ing in the Port Dou­glas area.

“We film them look­ing for a home and then their choice of home and job - their place of busi­ness would also be show­cased.

“We are try­ing to get more con­trib­u­tors for the show and we prob­a­bly can do one per­son in each area - Port Dou­glas, Oak Beach, Dain­tree, Ju­lat­ten, Mt Mol­loy, Moss­man, Cooya, Whyan­beel - if we can get 10 shows it would be amaz­ing.”

Moss­man’s Heidi Ber­genRawl­ins moved with her hus­band Chris and son Max from Scot­land and works at Raine & Horne and was on the re­al­ity show last year with lo­cal real es­tate agent Travis Schu­macher.

“Travis and I had di­rect in­quiries from po­ten­tial buy­ers from the States and at the air­port a cou­ple months ago an Amer­i­can lady came up and said, ’I saw you on House Hunters, I love your home’,” she said.

“The feed­back has been re­ally good and the film­ing it­self was good fun.”

If you are in­ter­ested in be­ing part of House Hunters or would like more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Anita Po­teri at anita@itchyfeet­media.tv or Jus Murray on 0448 001 336 with your con­tact de­tails and story.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

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