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This 10-part mini-series for ABC TV in 2008-2009, is based on our youth media empowerment initiative, the Hero Project, and its original Pinnaroo Surfer film, made in 2005.
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‘I don’t reckon you can see Pinnaroo in one day, unless you’re driving through.’ Kade shares his wisdom about bush life, local landmarks and stuff.
Pinnaroo Surfer is a fun, laconic series of mini documentaries about the exploits of Kade, who grew up in Pinnaroo, a tiny rural town in the Mallee scrub. Kade has dubious bush skills, a kooky philosophy on life and he loves exploring. Kade along with other locals occasionally surfs just out of town at the Rifle Butts, which is about 300 kilometers from the nearest beach.
Welcome to Kade’s world, a blip on the map, hidden behind the endless Mallee scrub on your trip to somewhere else. Should you make the turn-off, Kade has some special tips about the secrets of Pinnaroo waiting for the adventurous tourist.
Kade’s Pinnaroo has lots to offer; time travel, shoe polishing competitions, the infamous dead mongoose nailed to a tree, Big Things proclaiming the passion of tiny towns, secret fishing spots, and much more…
Additional web episode: Pinnaroo Surfer – Watch the 2005 original
Kade loves the Beach Boys, surfing’s the best. Pinnaroo might be 300 km from the ocean, but that doesn’t stop him surfing. He takes us to the best surfing spot in Pinnaroo. Kade is not your usual surfie, but when you’re stuck in a small country town, it’s exciting to plan your escape to the beach. When you push yourself to the limit and follow your heart, you can ride the surf regardless of place or sharks.
Pinnaroo Surfer: Kade Richardson
Series Director and Writer: Jennifer Lyons-Reid
Series Producer and DOP: Carl Kuddell
Editor: David Banbury
Youth director: Kade Richardson
Youth DOP: Sam Long
ABC jtv commissioning editors: Amanda Duthie, Jennifer Collins, Kath Earle
Thanks to everyone in Pinnaroo, Mallee region and Adelaide who supported the project.
Selected screenings and awards:
- ABC TV 2009
- Lahore International Childrens Film Festival, Pakistan 2010
- MyHero International Film Festival USA 2008 – 3 Prize High School Category
- Little Big Shots International Film Festival 2008 Melbourne and worldwide tour