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Scorched

  • How do you put out a fire, when there's no water?

    Scorched is set in Sydney in the near future at a time when there's been no rainfall for over 200 days. The city has run out of water and become completely reliant on its desalination plant. During a severe heatwave the city is ringed by bushfires which simultaneously break their containment lines leaving Sydney under siege and without sufficient water to defend itself. SCORCHED is Australia's first ‘what-if' disaster telemovie.

    This gripping 90 minute tele-movie is augmented by an extensive 8 week online drama series that leads into, provide clues for, and ultimately concludes the drama surrounding an ensemble of characters who find themselves engulfed by raging bushfires in a futuristic Sydney that has, due to the effects of global warming, completely run out of water.
  • 90' Telemovie
    Premiered 2008

    Cast Vince Colosimo, Georgie Parker, Cameron Daddo. Rachael Carpani, Les Hill & Libby Tanner
    Director Tony Tilse
    Writer Tim Pye
    Producers Kylie du Fresne & Ellenor Cox
    Executive Producers Rosemary Blight, Chris Hilton & Jo Horsburgh
    Online Producer Marcus Gillezeau

    A Goalpost Pictures/Essential Media & Entertainment production in association with Firelight Projects. Made with assistance from Nine Network Australia, Screen Australia, The New South Wales Film and Television Office, Granada International and Sunday Night Movies.

  • Winner - 2009 Digital Emmy Award