Web show captures farm life
Drama at Quindanning was captured for a TV web series which included a local actor/farmer along with a cast of WA Academy of Performing Arts’ students.
Former actor Kelly Newton-Wordsworth and her husband, William, hosted the film production at their Boraning farm.
“I was given a role as farm owner in this production which relates to our interest in biodynamic/organic farming,” she said. “The screenplay is about different nationals who travel around the world as willing workers on organic farms.”
Ms Newton-Wordsworth said Boraning, which is the longest running bio/organic farm in WA, had been hosting like-minded international farm workers, since 1994. Eighteen WAAPA actors added this farming experience to their portfolio.
Edith Cowan University’s WA Screen Academy director Cathy Henkel said the murder-mystery plot centred on a missing worker and an undercover journalist.
“The whole production team enjoyed getting away from all the distractions of their normal city lifestyle,” she said.
Dr Henkel said the students rescued a kangaroo joey out of its deceased doe’s pouch, which is now under the care of the Newton-Wordsworths.
The eight-episode series, titled Eden, will appear online at the end of November and will be on the university’s website.