GLIT­TER STRIP TO SHINE IN NEW AUSSIE TV SE­RIES

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - AMANDA ROBBEMOND

ONE of the Gold Coast’s most recog­nis­able build­ings will be the back­drop to a TV se­ries be­ing filmed next year.

The 12-episode crime thriller Be­yond Truth fea­tures a mostly fe­male cast and fo­cuses on celebrity Kather­ine McAl­lis­ter, who lives in the Q1.

McAl­lis­ter calls the Coast home be­fore her past catches up with her.

Dar­ren Mar­shall, a grad­u­ate of the New York Film Acad­emy, will di­rect and pro­duce the se­ries un­der his com­pany, Dar­ren Mar­shall Pro­duc­tions.

The cast in­clude lo­cal tal­ents Ara­bella Mor­ton, who played Mal­lory in the film San An­dreas, Amanda Lar­combe from Break the Cy­cle, and Racheal Leigh, who worked on Oc­cu­pa­tion and Oc­cu­pa­tion 2.

Scriptwriter and lead ac­tor Mon­tanna Dow­den said she wrote the script over four years when she was go­ing through a num­ber of per­sonal is­sues.

She said the script was “un­in­ten­tion­ally” fe­maledriven, but that she was ex­cited to bring more fe­male law-en­force­ment of­fi­cers into the of­ten male­dom­i­nated space.

She said they would be film­ing on the streets, in the Q1, at the Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre and pos­si­bly at Gold Coast school, as well as lo­ca­tions in Bris­bane.

Film­ing is due to be­gin early next year and the pilot is slated for com­ple­tion by Au­gust.

Pic­ture: JERAD WIL­LIAMS

A TV se­ries will be shot on the Gold Coast early next year – Be­yond Truth, writ­ten by Mon­tanna Dow­den (cen­tre) and also star­ring Olivia Scott, Ara­bella Mor­ton, Amanda Lar­combe and Mar­ian Me­ciar.

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