Web show cap­tures farm life

Countryman - - COUNTRY LIFE - Bob Gar­nant

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.

Kelly New­ton-Wordsworth

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