A Prime Video series based on Holly Ringland’s international best-selling book, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, recently finished its final 4 weeks of production in the breathtaking and iconic landscapes of Central Australia.
The series, being produced by Amazon Studios, Endeavor Content and Made Up Stories stars Sigourney Weaver who is also executive producing alongside Australian actors Asher Keddie, Leah Purcell and Alycia Debnam-Carey. Debnam-Carey plays the role of Alice Hart and Leah Purcell who plays Twig both filmed in the Northern Territory.
Acclaimed Territory actor and Anmatyerr woman Trisha Morton-Thomas (Total Control) and fellow Territory actors Natassia Gorey Furber (Sweet Country) and Nicholas Williams joined the star cast as the production filmed in Central Australian locations significant to the story.
The Territory Government provided $270,000 through Screen Territory’s Production Attraction Incentive Program which is expected to inject $1.73 million back into the Territory economy.
The series employed 3 Territory actors, 18 local crew and 125 extras for the filming with more than 18 local Alice Springs suppliers utilised for goods and services, accommodation, catering and transport including caterer GAP’s Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, CAAMA and more.
The series will showcase the Northern Territory destination to Prime Video subscribers in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide in 2023.
The Production Attraction Incentive Program is open for applications year round and contributes production finance to attract footloose screen projects to the Northern Territory (NT) that provide economic, industry and tourism benefits to the NT.
Quotes from Producers Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky of Made Up Stories:
“We are truly grateful be filming in Central Australia and for the opportunity to showcase these stunning locations to the world. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart celebrates resilience and the healing power of nature, perfectly embodied in this unique setting. We appreciate the support from the community, and we are thrilled to provide the opportunity for local cast and crew to work on a global series in their hometown.”
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart tells the compelling story of a young girl, Alice Hart, whose violent childhood casts a dark shadow over her adult life. After a family tragedy in which she loses both her abusive father and beloved mother in a mysterious fire, 9-year-old Alice is taken to live with her grandmother June on a flower farm, where she learns that there are secrets within secrets about her and her family’s past.
Set against Australia’s breathtaking, natural landscape, and with native wildflowers and plants providing a way to express the inexpressible, this enthralling family drama spans decades, as Alice grows from a child into a woman. Her journey is epic and visceral, building to an emotional climax as Alice finds herself fighting for her life against a man she loves.