A new ABC comedy series from Nakkiah Lui and Gabe Dowrick about doomsday preppers has received financial backing from Screen Australia.
Screen Australia will dispense $2.7million to two features, one TV drama, one childrenâ€™s drama, and five online projects in its latest round of funding.
Per a press bio, Preppers will star Lui as a young Indigenous woman who accidentally finds herself in the midst of a cult of doomsday preppers after experiencing a â€ścataclysmicâ€ť personal event.
The six-part series will be produced by Sylvia Warmer (Kiki and Kitty) and executive-produced by Liz Watts.
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, a sequel to the Roache-Turner brothersâ€™ 2014 zombie film Wyrmwood Apocalypse, is another of the feature recipients of the Screen Australia funding.
The feature film debut of writer-director Sara Kern, Vesna, has also been funded. Per a film bio, the plot follows the story of â€śten-year-old Nika who lives in Melbourne with her hardworking Slovenian father and her pregnant sister Vesnaâ€ť.
â€śAfter her motherâ€™s sudden death, Nika becomes the unexpected grown-up of this fragmented family, and tries to bring her troubled older sister and distant father together.â€ť
View the whole list of funding recipients here.
In related news, Lui launched her own publishing imprint, Joan, with Allen & Unwin earlier this week.