Line Burner set for TV series
WHAT started out more than a decade ago as a fishing newsletter for a few mates is set to become the first television series filmed and produced entirely in the local region to be screened around Australia.
Line Burner, with executive producer Lynton Heffer and director David Vivian at the helm, has secured a deal to screen a 10-part fishing series on pay television channels Foxtel and Austar later this year.
Featuring the best in game fishing, heli-fishing, reef fishing, rainforest fishing, outback fishing, beach fishing, river fishing and mud crabbing with a colourful collection of local characters, myths, legends and cooking segments, the series is set to cement the reputation for Port Douglas as an angler’s tropical paradise.
“We are also excited for the fishing industry and tourism sector of the region,” Lynton said.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase the whole area and we’re not just trying to appeal to hardcore fishermen with the series, we’ll be producing an entertaining program everyone can enjoy.”
Director David Vivian said they have already released two Line Burner DVDS based on the success of the magazine of the same name and know what will work on television based on the positive feedback.
“From the very beginning, I was interested in creating an original style that captured the essence of our unique area,” Director David Vivian said.
“We needed a direction that was laid back, yet sophisticated - working in a candid way, without scripts or traditional television presentation techniques.
“Each episode in the series has a strong focus on everything local - the characters, locations and the Douglas region’s unique stories. There’s no shortage of material to shoot around here.”
Lynton said we live among the most unique biosphere on the planet and they aimed to capture the essence of this and encourage more peo- ple to visit.
“We have the outback, rainforest and reef all within a stone’s throw of each other and it is truly a paradise playground if you love the outdoors,” he said. Hook into www. lineburner. com. au for more details on the program.