We began filming this documentary at the beginning of 2011 and we have been capturing time critical highlights of the story, which has already taken us across three states. Beginning in Margaret River in WA I soon realised that the bigger issue was occuring in QLD, particularly in the Tara-Chinchilla region and in NSW, across the state. The story is being told through the eyes of Dayne The Frackman Pratzky. We have also been following sub plot character stories with Drew Hutton, Jeremy Buckingham, Dr Marian LLoyd Smith, Bob Irwin, Barnaby Joyce and I also filmed Alan Jones at a community gathering in Bowral and in Brisbane.
Screenwest. ScreenQLD and Screen Australia have invested in the documentary at Research and development phase and we are at the final phase of production financing. The main filming should occur in and around July/August 2013. We expect the editing to occur towards the end of the year. Hopscotch has come on as the cinema distributor for Australia and New Zealand and we will be represented by Cargo Entertainment internationally. We plan to cut a documentary hour for TV and a feature length documentary for the cinema and for the international film festival circuit .We also feel very fortunate to have Getup! on board as our online partner. 4 micro docs have been produced compliments of a digital fund which both Screen West and Getup invested in. They will be released on www.gasileaks.com and www.welloftruth.org.au. You can opt in to receive information about the micro docs and the feature length documentary. It’s a fascinating tale and gaining momentum by the day and seems to be shaping up to be the biggest environmental debate of the decade.