Lights, cam­era, ac­tion for Ali­son on Straits

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CAL pho­tog­ra­pher Ali­son Ge­orge has been busy work­ing be­hind the scenes on the set of The Straits, which will be aired on the ABC on Fe­bru­ary 2.

Filmed in the Cairns re­gion, Tor­res Strait and Pa­pua New Guinea over four months, the new tele­vi­sion se­ries is set to be ac­tion and drama-packed.

A leaked trailer online re­veals the plot, with a Cairns fam­ily run­ning drugs and guns to the is­lands as the head of op­er­a­tions Harry Mon­te­bello de­cides which of his three sons will take over the busi­ness.

Ali­son said she gained valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the four months of film­ing.

“My job ti­tle is video split op­er­a­tor, which is in the cam­era depart­ment and in charge of mak­ing the di­rec­tors al­ways know what pic­tures are com­ing out of both cam­eras and do­ing some cam­era as­sist­ing as well,” she said.

“It was a mas­sive learn­ing curve, tir­ing but re­ward­ing.

“Although I was there for ev­ery scene it was filmed out of se­quence so it will be good to see it all cut to­gether and see the story come to­gether in proper or­der.

“And if sea­son one goes well, they’ll do sea­son two which will bring the crew back to the area.”

For a sneak peak at the trailer be­fore The Straits airs on Fe­bru­ary 2 at 8.30pm visit www.youtube.com/ watch?v=o0uh_16m6ci.

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Ali­son Ge­orge on set

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