Panic At Rock Island

Directed by Tony Tilse
Produced by Rose Blight
Goal Post Pictures

This was one of the first productions I worked on for Rose & Ben at Goalpost Pictures. It was a great mix of music and film with the casting of some of the finest musicians in Australia and New Zealand including, Tim Rogers, Spiderbait and Gin Wigmore. On the day of shooting we all arrived by boat on Sydney Harbour’s Goat Island – film crew, 20 odd musicians, actors and a 100 plus school students.

Synopsis:

Two young Kiwi’s Ari and Zed, at a rock concert in Sydney harbour are caught up in a major virus outbreak.
This one-off telefeature will be produced by Gibson Group as a co production with Australia’s Goalpost Pictures for Channel 9 there and TV2 here.

Gibson Group has recently produced the two telemovies AFTERSHOCK and ERUPTION and Goalpost the Australian telemovie SCORCHED. Both AFTERSHOCK and SCORCHED were extremely high rating shows in their respective territories and ERUPTION has just been delivered to TV3.

At the SPADA conference late last year there was considerable discussion around the lack of co-operation between Australia and New Zealand and we are keen to be part of rectifying this situation.