The Island is an 8 x 30-minute dramedy. Think Sex and the City, set on an island in far north Queensland.
When I was 22 I moved to Hayman Island in far north Queensland.
I was a naive 22-year-old who had led a relatively sheltered life on the outskirts of Melbourne. I hadn’t really travelled anywhere on my own, apart from an ill-advised solo trip to the Gold Coast when I was 21. Unbeknownst to me it was Schoolies Week and I ended up hanging out with a bunch of 18-year-olds, accidentally becoming a Toolie. But I digress.
Going to Hayman, I had an idea in my head of what it would be like. A gorgeous island resort. Living in a tropical paradise.
I hadn’t put a lot of thought into the realities of living on an island with a population of 500 people who all worked together. And ate together. And slept together. And partied together.
It was like high school on ecstasy because everyone was taking ecstasy. It was the early 2000s, after all. That was what people did back then. Well, that and speed and a lot of weed smoking.
The Island is inspired by my two years living and working on Hayman. It follows the exploits of Lori who has just moved to the island leaving behind a messy past. On the island, she makes fast friends – and enemies. And the series charts their sexual exploits set against the backdrop of one of Australia’s most stunning locations.
The series is in early stage development. To find out more, please get in touch.