Chigwell set to star in Rosehaven

CHIGWELL is set to star as one of the new locations on the third season of Rosehaven, which is currently in production.

Rosehaven has filmed at various locations around the state including Oatlands, Geeveston, New Norfolk, Longley, Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Mountain River, Brighton and Chigwell, where it is shooting some of the show’s important exterior street scenes.

Minister for the Arts Elise Archer visited the set recently to discuss season three production with creators Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has committed an additional $500,000 to support the third season of the Tasmanian-shot show, building on the $950,000 investment provided for the previous two seasons.

“The show’s budget for season three is $4.5 million and out of that, $2 million is expected to be spent on Tasmanian goods and services,” Ms Archer said.

“As well as providing economic benefits for the state, Rosehaven has created invaluable professional development and job opportunities for Tasmanian screen practitioners.”

More than 50 local cast and crew members have been recruited to help bring the comedy to life.

Two-thirds of acting roles in season three are being performed by Tasmanian actors, including key cast members Katie Robertson and Noela Foxcroft.

Through Screen Tasmania’s attachment and trainee program, eight talented Tasmanians are working on set alongside industry professionals in a range of different roles in this season’s production.

“This invaluable experience will help develop our Tasmanian talent and keep skills in the state,” Ms Archer said.

“Our investment in this production is just one example of how the Government is committed to supporting and growing Tasmania’s cultural and creative industries.”

With a viewing audience in excess of 1.2 million people each week, season two of Rosehaven was the second highest rating comedy show on the ABC and was named in the top 10 international comedy shows for 2017 by The New York Times.

Rosehaven season three will premiere later this year on ABC.

Caption: Minister for the Arts Elise Archer with actors Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor.