It was a very, very busy 2019 for Palatine Productions with Ian Withnall working for WildBear Entertainment as Series Producer, Series Director, Shooting Producer and Writer on the new Ob Doc Series “Demolition Down Under”.
“Demolition Down Under” is a 6 x 1 hour episode series based around the extreme and spectacular demolition industry amd will broadcast on Network 10, Discovery International and across European networks.
As Series Producer Ian selected the stories, liaised with the contributors, set up the shoots, produced and shot the stories, scripted the stories and assembled and series produced the 6 episodes.
Out in the field as Shooting Producer/Director, Ian spent much of his time exploring abandoned and derelict buildings or working alongside heavy machinery as the crews demolished everything from giant blocks of flats to submerged wrecks.
The series was produced through WildBear Entertainment with Executive Producer Veronica Fury.
“Demolition Down Under” almost exclusively utilised full location services provided by Palatine Productions, with producer Sharen Kenny running logistics for location shoots, gear hire and resources.
“Demolition Down Under” premiered on Network 10 on April 12, 2020.
Series Producer Ian Withnall in Post with Editor Grant Sundin at Chop Shop Post, Brisbane, Queensland.
So much Fluro so little time….. Ian in the thick of it shooting alongside heavy machinery.
The trusty Sony FS7 on site in the aftermath of a Demo.
Shooting in all weather. Rain and sub zero mid winter in Canberra, ACT.
Conditions were rough on gear. The trusty little Sony PXW-X200 never missed a beat.
Death from above….. Ian shooting a Mega Roof being demolished by hand.
“Really love what you have done with the place!” …. The renovation of this derelict building will be done with a 36 tonne Excavator.