Independent television production company, Lune Media has announced the commission of a three-part documentary series for Australian broadcaster SBS titled Could You Survive on the Breadline? The project is developed and financed by SBS with the support of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
Lune Media’s founder and managing director Leonie Lowe said, “I’m delighted to be working with the brilliant team at SBS and would like to thank Screen Australia and Screen NSW for their support. The series is another of our concepts developed to help lead conversation and debate on crucial community issues.
We are committed to exploring ways to do things differently, to set in motion change and to deliver award winning work Lune Media is known for.”
Could You Survive on the Breadline? is executive produced by David Galloway and Leonie Lowe whose numerous credits include Fight for Planet A, War on Waste, Bullied, and Struggle Street. The series producer is Ashley Davies. Previously, he was series producer for Struggle Street series 3.
Head of content at Screen Australia Sally Caplan said, “Lune Media have a strong track record of delivering topical information in an accessible way and I look forward to seeing them explore the nuance around financial disadvantage in upcoming SBS series Could You Survive on the Breadline?”
The series will film on location in Sydney and regional New South Wales and has commenced production.
Screen Australia and Screen NSW previously announced finance for Lune Media’s one-hour documentary Can You Prevent Suicide? (working title) also for SBS which is part of the Australia Uncovered strand to air later this year. The program will investigate why suicide is happening and reveal what is being done across the country to try and solve the problem.
The documentary was developed by executive producer/writer Paul Scott and is co-executive produced by Jodi Boylan, David Galloway, and Leonie Lowe.
Launching over the Easter break is Lune Media’s Covid-19 pandemic one-hour specials (2 x 60mins), What the Hell Just Happened? and What the Hell Happens Next? on April 5th and 12th at 7.30pm on Network 10. Executive produced by David Galloway, ex-Foxtel production lead Duane Hatherly, and director Jodi Boylan.
Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can get help online at the Lifeline website, or call 13 11 14.