THE CODE AND JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION TO FILM IN CANBERRA
02/03/2015

The second season of The Code, a TV series about two brothers caught up in a dangerous political conspiracy, will film in Canberra later this year with the support of the ACT Government.

The first season of The Code, produced by Playmaker Media for ABC TV, has been a resounding commercial and critical success with the series recently securing six AACTA awards including best drama series.

The production will shoot part of the second series in various locations across Canberra, and will screen on ABC TV in 2016.

Also shooting in Canberra is the feature drama Joe Cinque’s Consolation, a film based on the award-winning novel by Helen Gardiner.

Sotiris Dounoukos, who recently won the Vimeo Award for Best International Short Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Matt Rubenstein. The film, which has financial support from both Screen Australian and the ACT Government, examines the true story of an ANU law student who hatches a murderous plot.

Joe Cinque’s Consolation is expected to start production mid year and will be entirely shot in the ACT.

In addition to substantial production expenditure, both The Code and Joe Cinque’s Consolation will employ dozens of Canberrans in cast and crew positions, bringing massive benefits to the ACT screen industry and the wider economy.

These jobs will provide opportunities to local screen practitioners to develop their skills and experience in a range of areas including lighting, camera, set building, production design and post-production management.

CEO Monica Penders said, “ScreenACT is thrilled to announce another exciting slate of projects to be supported by ACT Government production funding. From another season of the fantastic TV series The Code, to the compelling story of Joe Cinque’s Consolation, we’ll witness some extensive screen activity in the ACT for 2015.”

For more information please contact Monica Penders, CEO of ScreenACT

P: (02) 6162 5172 E: monica.penders@screenact.com.au