Minchin in town to shoot new TV se­ries Up­right

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Phoebe Pin

Lo­cals were treated to a glimpse of star­dom yes­ter­day as film­ing be­gan in Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der for Tim Minchin’s up­com­ing tele­vi­sion se­ries Up­right.

Cast and crew were spot­ted yes­ter­day morn­ing on YMCA Way be­hind the Gold­fields In­di­vid­ual and Fam­ily Sup­port As­so­ci­a­tion build­ing and again at the cor­ner of Ivan­hoe and Davis streets in Boul­der, where Minchin and fel­low stars shot scenes for the eight-part se­ries.

The nar­ra­tive fol­lows strug­gling mu­si­cian Lucky Flynn (Minchin) as he jour­neys from Syd­ney to Perth to be with his dy­ing mother, a trek dur­ing which he forms an un­likely friend­ship with a teenage mis­fit played by ris­ing star Milly Al­cock.

In a press re­lease, Minchin said he had been cap­ti­vated by the idea of the se­ries right from the be­gin­ning.

“From the mo­ment I heard about the idea for Up­right, I knew it was the show I’d been wait­ing to make,” he said.

“I like sto­ries that make me laugh and think and cry. I adore the land­scapes of out­back Aus­tralia, and I love mu­sic, and home­com­ings, and char­ac­ters full of flaws.”

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