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.
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