November 7, 2012 Agencies
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Two Jews who grew up together in Scotland have produced a TV series for ABC3, the public broadcaster’s dedicated kids’ channel.

Dan Goldberg on location

Adam Kay and Dan Goldberg produced “Bushwhacked!”, a 13-part adventure meets Aboriginal culture series featuring Brandon Walters, in his first screen appearance since the movie “Australia”, and Kayne Tremills, a longstanding ABC kids host.
Goldberg, a former editor of the Australian Jewish News, was the series producer and writer of the show. Kay, who runs North One TV Australia, was executive producer.

Throughout the series, Walters and Tremills crisscross Australia in search of weird, wacky and often deadly wildlife and Aboriginal rites and rituals.
They travelled to Tasmania, South Australia, NSW, the Central Desert, Arnhem Land, Cape Tribulation and the Great Barrier Reef chasing cassowaries, baby turtles, saltwater crocodiles, tiger snakes, Tassie devils, great white sharks and other native wildlife.

Adam Kay

Goldberg and Kay won a human rights award for their last documentary, titled “Passport to Hope,” which followed eight refugee children as they travelled to South Africa in 2010 to participate in a mini World Cup for underprivileged kids. The pair are in development with a new documentary on some of Australia’s biggest icons and iconoclasts.
Goldberg said the media’s response to “Bushwhacked!” has been overwhelming and the reaction from the kids outstanding. “When you are out in the tiny Aboriginal community of Papunya, smack bang in the central desert searching for tiny honey ants buried six foot under a tree, you do begin to question yourself. The response, however, has been very gratifying.”
The series by North One Australia was financed by ABC, NITV, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screen Tasmania, Screen Territory and the Australian Children’s TV Foundation, which is the international distributor.
“Bushwhacked!” screens at 5pm next Saturday and Sunday and is aimed at around 8-14-year-olds.
Previous episodes are available on iView, http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/27178

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