Harrow films in the Redlands

Film-friendly Redland City was a location of choice this week for Harrow – a new 10-part Australian crime drama series produced by Brisbane’s Hoodlum Entertainment.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was a great coup for Redlands to continue to attract quality local and international television and film productions.

“Our City’s natural assets coupled with our friendly communities undoubtedly make the Redlands an ideal place for filming,” Cr Williams said.

“With Harrow being produced for domestic broadcast as well as worldwide distribution, the Redlands is set to be showcased to a global audience,” she said.

Harrow Executive Producer Leigh McGrath said that it was a perfect day for filming in Cleveland.

“The Redlands is such a great location for filming and it is easily accessible from Brisbane and the Gold Coast,” Mr McGrath said.

“It is fantastic to see series like Harrow generate work for local actors and crew as well as training opportunities for the screen industry in South East Queensland,” he said.

Seven regular cast members, two guest cast and about 60 crew members were on location in the Redlands. The crew included Peter Jermijenko, a stuntman and grip from Macleay Island.

Harrow Actor Ioan Gruffudd and Executive Producer Leigh McGrath

Harrow Actor Ioan Gruffudd and Executive Producer Leigh McGrath

Lead actor Ioan Gruffudd said that he hoped to return to the Redlands for filming in the future.

“Redlands – what a beautiful place,” Mr Gruffudd said.

Brisbane-based production house Hoodlum Entertainment is an Emmy™ and BAFTA™ award-winning company that creates multi-platform content for audiences around the globe including film and television in Australia and the United States of America.

Harrow follows on from Hoodlum’s previous productions filmed in Brisbane. These include Australia Day (2017), Secrets and Lies (2014), The Strange Calls (2012) and children’s series Slide (2011).

Joining Welsh star Ioan Gruffudd, who plays the eponymous role of forensic pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow, is Remy Hii, the young Australian actor known around the world for his role as Prince Jingim in Marco Polo, Mirrah Foulkes (The Principal, Top of the Lake), Robyn Malcolm (Rake, Upper Middle Class Bogans) Ella Newton (Newton’s Law) and Anna-Lise Phillips (Devil’s Playground).

Harrow has been co-created by writer Stephen M. Irwin (Australia Day, Wake in Fright, Secrets & Lies) and producer Leigh McGrath (Australia Day, Secrets & Lies, Strange Calls), who will produce with Hoodlum Entertainment’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.

ABC is the domestic broadcaster. The series is the first drama production for the Disney-owned ABC Studios International, and Disney Media Distribution will license international rights. The series has also been supported by Screen Queensland.

Show synopsis

Dr Daniel Harrow is no ordinary forensic pathologist. Harrow’s total disregard for authority and his unfailing empathy for the dead help him solve even the most bizarre of cases. He is driven to give victims a voice, and will bend every rule to get to the truth of what happened to them. But when a terrible secret from his own past threatens his family, his career, and himself, Harrow needs all his wit, wile, and forensic genius not to solve a crime, but to keep it buried.