Redlands Coast has once again proved itself to be a film-friendly destination as the Australian producers of the hit US reality television series Holey Moley have chosen a Thornlands site for production of its first Australian series.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Eureka Productions’ choice of location for the family friendly entertainment program for its Holey Moley international hub would pave the way for a raft of benefits to the Redlands Coast community.
“Eureka’s decision to film Holey Moley on location here is tremendously exciting and will prove a massive win for Redlands Coast businesses, residents and the community, with benefits that will multiply for potential new series and international franchising,” she said.
“Production of the first Australian series will generate more than 100 local jobs and see significant local economic benefit, of around $20 million, and through opportunities for the construction and tourism industry sectors, including accommodation providers, to local suppliers, including landscaping, security, catering and more.
“I can’t emphasise enough how welcome this news is to our community, which like many others is still reeling and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Eureka Productions Co CEO, Paul Franklin said: “It is an honour and privilege to bring one of the world’s biggest reality shows to Redlands Coast. Holey Moley is mini golf like you have never seen before, a combination of great putting, big hits and crazy comedy, all in the name of fun filled family entertainment. Eureka Productions looks forward to working in partnership with Redland City Council and the local community to bring this Seven Network show to life”.
Cr Williams said the community would also benefit socially, as Eureka had planned for COVID-safe audiences on each filming day.
“Holey Moley is a fun, family friendly program, and Eureka’s offer of a free-of-charge and unforgettable family friendly experience as an audience member is one that I’m sure many Redlands Coast residents will be keen to take up,” Cr Williams said.
“Film and media students will also appreciate an opportunity to be part of the Holey Moley production, to experience first-hand the world of television production.
“The local film industry will also benefit from this unique opportunity to work on a large-scale production in their local community.”
Holey Moley is scheduled to commence filming soon and will go to air on Channel 7 in 2021.
This production has received support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.