A unique drama series is being created right here on the Sunshine Coast.
Behind-the-scenes work on the SCRAP Drama Series, a web-based series that pays homage to the Choose Your Own Adventure books from the ’80s and ’90s, has been underway since the start of the year and the project is gaining momentum.
The innovative series is being developed by Mooloolaba resident Rachel Forsyth with a team of creatives, and more than 1000 people are following its progress on Facebook.
“The whole show is about invigorating the film and television industry on the Sunshine Coast,” Forsyth says.
“The council have actually made one of their KPIs to produce more film and TV on the Coast.
“It will ultimately be a training ground for our young people.”
The plot follows a young man called Jonathan who moves into a Coast share house.
As personalities in the house are revealed and controversial issues explored, viewers can cast their votes at the end of each episode to determine the course of the story.
The option with the highest number of votes will be the direction the show will move in.
SCRAP business manager Nina Shadforth says the name of the project came from the idea that all the characters in the show are essentially leftovers on a plate, or scraps, that are bundled in to live together.
She adds this project will not only provide a creative opportunity for actors, film crews and those working behind the scenes, but could become an anchor to generate future opportunities for local talent.
“It’s really important in terms of trying to keep industry professionals here on the Coast,” she says.
“We want to trigger the interest, the need for greater investment in facilities, and encourage people to not only invest in our project, but also the wider film and television industry.
“We would like to see creative industries getting similar traction to the music industry, which is lively and healthy.”
To find out more, check out the group’s Facebook page.