Redlands showcased on the small screen

Set to air in March are two television series shot in film-friendly Redland City last year – four-part SBS psychological thriller Safe Harbour and 10-part Australian crime drama series Harrow – both set to give nation-wide and international viewers a taste of what the Redlands has to offer.

Harrow Actor Ioan Gruffudd and Executive Producer Leigh McGrath

Harrow Actor Ioan Gruffudd and Executive Producer Leigh McGrath

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that the broadcast of the two TV series would showcase the Redlands as a tourist destination, but could also attract other filming to the area.

“I hope to see continued success attracting quality local and international television and film productions, which can provide a real economic injection for our local businesses,” Cr Williams said.

Safe Harbour brought around 300 cast and crew to the Redlands for three days last year boosting business for Redland accommodation providers, restaurants, cafes and boating companies, as well as creating excitement for community groups such as Volunteer Marine Rescue Raby Bay.”

“With Harrow having been produced for domestic broadcast as well as worldwide distribution, the Redlands’ beautiful natural and city-wide assets are set to be showcased to a global audience.”

“I am confident viewers of Safe Harbour and Harrow will see for themselves that Redlands is an ideal place for filming and the best place to live, work and play,” Cr Williams said.

Safe Harbour premiers on SBS at 8.30pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018 and runs for four weeks.

Harrow premieres on ABC at 8:30pm on Friday 9 March 2018 and runs for 10 weeks.

Other noteworthy productions to have filmed in the Redlands include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Unbroken and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Safe Harbour show synopsis:

A group of friends go on the sailing holiday of a lifetime, altering their lives forever after they cross paths with a struggling fishing boat overloaded with asylum seekers en-route to Australia. The Australians decide to tow the refugees, but when they wake the next morning the fishing boat is gone. Five years later they learn the truth – someone cut the rope between the two boats, with tragic consequences.

Harrow 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.