From Keyboard to Camera

February 28, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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Well-known journalist Dan Goldberg is rapidly becoming a well-known filmmaker with his new series “Bushwhacked” to be screened on ABC-TV later this year.

Dan Goldberg and Brandon Walters

The 41-yr-old Sydney based producer is currently filming Brandon Walters, star of the Nicole Kidman/Hugh Jackman movie “Australia” and ABC3-TV host Kayne Tremills as they visit some of Australia’s most remote locations.

The former editor of the Australian Jewish News says that one purpose behind the 13-part series is to educate all Australian children about Aboriginal culture.

Goldberg told J-Wire: “Although “Bushwhacked” is a film for children the finished product should appeal to all generations..

The series is based on a trip during which Aboriginal Brandon Walters shows his city-based friend features of Aboriginal life. They experience indigenous rites and rituals, native wildlife and native medicine.

The two boys meet bushmen, jackaroos and Aboriginal elders…but one of the highlights of the series is a chain of challenges  set by Brandon for Kayne which include tagging tiger snakes, swimming with great white sharks and sky-diving.

This is the first time 16-year-old Walters has faced the cameras since the shooting of “Australia”. He said: “I am proud to be able to showcase my Aboriginal culture.”

The series is being produced by North OneTV.

Goldberg also worked as scriptwriter on Football United, a series featuring refugee soccer players and Football Superstar. Both series were made by North One TV and shown on Foxtel.

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