"I’ve certainly never seen anything like it and it’s a masterclass in factual filmmaking."
Just days before filmmaker Alex Hodgkinson and her team started filming Ice Wars, an in-depth exploration of Australia’s growing crystal methamphetamine issue, they learnt firsthand how easy it was for the drug trade to flourish almost unnoticed under people’s noses.
ONE of Australia’s top drug enforcement officers Detective Superintendent Tony Cooke, Commander of the New South Wales Drug Squad, has revealed the extent of Australia’s spiralling problem with addiction.
THE work being done to combat methamphetamines in communities across Australia will come to life on the small screen next month.
The ABC will air a four-part series titled Ice Wars that will feature a number of locations, including Wellington.
It is the early morning wake-up call no-one wants to get, and it could happen on your street.
Bleary-eyed neighbours watch as heavily armed police break down the door and storm a suspected drug lab in Sydney's west.
After months of planning, the high-stakes flashpoint unfolds with guns trained and voices raised as officers search, what from the outside at least, looks like a normal house.
On the inside, however, it is a different story.
Just a week before filming proper began on Ice Wars, a townhouse opposite the crew's production headquarters in Redfern was raided. Inside the building was a meth lab, categorised as medium-sized, just shy of an industrial-scale outfit.
Transmission Films is delighted to unveil the trailer and key art for upcoming film WHITELEY, a documentary about Australian cultural icon Brett Whiteley.
WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own voice, opens a rare window into an artist’s mind.
Check out how the households on Gogglebox reacted to Episode Four!
Cognisant of the rapid changes in the broadcast environment these days, Northern Pictures head of factual Karina Holden believes one should never rest on one’s laurels. Rather than just use the phrase as an empty sentiment to describe an upcoming production slate, she practises what she preaches as evident by her own 2013 jump from a comfortable job as a commissioning editor at the ABC.
Karina Holden is the head of factual entertainment at Northern Pictures.
Her list of credits include Go Back To Where You Came From for SBS, and Changing Minds for the ABC.
Her new show is Luke Warm Sex, a six-part series which follows comedian Luke McGregor as he tries to get better at sex with help from sexperts, therapists, scientists, tantric practitioners and sexual empowerment coaches.
You wouldn’t think that the solution to overcoming sexual inexperience and anxiety would be to make a television show about it. But that’s what Luke McGregor has done, and Luke Warm Sex is the result. In this new ABC TV series the Tasmanian-born, Melbourne-based comedian tries to improve his lovemaking by consulting various “sexperts” and bemused members of the public. For all of its cringe-inducing moments (including a chat with McGregor’s parents about their sex lives), Luke Warm Sex is adorably awkward and quite informative.
There's something to be said about getting your education on all things sex from a complete stranger. No emotional attachment, less embarrassment, the opportunity to ask questions and even if judged know you may never see them again.
Then there's the chance to challenge your anxieties about intimacy, touch and all things sex on national TV. If that's not confronting then I'll walk naked through the Bourke Street Mall.
Welcome to LUKE WARM SEX.