Thousands of Redlands Coast residents will be watching eagle-eyed from their living rooms when new TV series Holey Moley premieres on Channel 7 tonight.
Mayor Karen Williams said filming of the hit entertainment series took place in Thornlands late last year, with more than 2500 locals and visitors taking up the offer to be audience members.
“The Eureka Productions program also created a significant financial boost to the Redlands Coast, with more than $1 million spent across local suppliers,” Cr Williams said.
“In total, Holey Moley spent $5.5 million in Queensland.
“Eureka’s first Australian production of the series provided opportunities for the construction and tourism industry sectors, including accommodation providers and local suppliers in areas such as landscaping, construction, security, waste management, and food and beverage.
“Alexandra Hills Hotel was at capacity to meet the needs of the production which booked 320 room nights and four conference rooms for the duration of filming.
“The hotel also served cast and crew more than 1000 meals.”
Cr Williams said a further 1100 room nights were booked in the region and three airbnb house rentals accommodated 15 crew for 21 nights.
“Holey Moley employed more than 130 local Queensland crew with an extra 200 employees through third-party contractors,” she said.
A smash hit on America’s ABC Network, Seven’s epic new series is on course for a hole in one, with some of the country’s top golfing talent stepping onto the astroturf to take on the diabolical Holey Moley obstacles.
Golfers battling it out for glory on the championship course include: Montana Strauss (23), Australia’s number one female golfer four years running; James Carr (35), aka “The Dancing Cowboy”, who played Tiger Woods in the Australian Masters; Colette Norton (45), Australia’s #1 women’s mini golf player; pro golfer and amateur golfing champion, Becky Kay (21); and Henry Epstein (42), Guinness World Record holder for ball control.
Holey Moley tees off tonight, Monday, February 1, at 7.30pm on Channel 7.
The production received support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.