Mining drama close to home

A new television drama, which centres on the mining industry, is currently being filmed in Central NSW and along the Kimberly coast in Western Australia and Melbourne.

A new television drama, which centres on the mining industry, is currently being filmed in Central NSW and along the Kimberly coast in Western Australia and Melbourne.

The series is being directed by Brendan Maher and Grant Brown, and is being pitched to audiences as a “tale of rock, riches, risk, adversity, ambition, deception, love and eternal perverse optimism”.

Peter Galvin from Reed Business’ sister publication Encore magazine spoke with the producers Michael Harvey and David Taft.

“We realised that mining was a uniquely Australian endeavour that had been largely untouched,” Harvey said.

“It is a difficult, dangerous endeavour that has been part of Australia and its culture ever since the gold rush.

“It’s (also) a source of stories that, even today with the mining boom-against the need for greater environmental sustainability-is still unfolding,” he said.

Dirt Game will be in production until 12 September 2008.

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