Line Burner set for TV se­ries

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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