Moonman, Episode one has been shot. We finished the shoot yesterday.
The quick back story goes like this - Moonman was commissioned by ABC Australia in February 2014. This means it was commissioned for development with an end goal of on air early 2016.
Development was no guarantee - we'd reach a point where the network would agree for us to go forward or not.
Somewhere in the middle of 2014 we went from heading to a series to heading to one of six separate shows, all getting a single pilot episode and then hoping to be given the nod to go forward into a series. six companies submitting six different pilots. From these, we guess, the ABC will decide how many go on to a series - hopefully they all will.
We made it through development and reached the green light for a pilot and that pilot completed shooting on 18th of September 2015.
Now we wait for the network and the audience to decide our fate. Does the world want to find out what happens to Moonman and his girlfriend, Kate, beyond the pilot episode - time will tell.
Read the full Moonman road to production story here:
Here's the behind the scenes from the pilot.
Day 1 Shoot
Moonman AKA Lawrence Mooney is on set.
And quickly on a Segway.
The bum, Hugh Marchant, waits to greet Moonman at the bus stop.
Jojo's Kebabs - Jojo played by Blessing Mokgohloa.
Moonman's Director, Clayton Jacobson, story boarding scenes.
Day 3 - Radio station.
The brilliant Ian Smith is a hit with the ladies.
A run in with taxi drivers becomes a running gag.
The infamous pedophile in the park scene.
Watching the live feed with producer, Jen Livingston.
The Saturday before the the first Monday of the shoot and still working on the final scene to get a tick from the ABC.
Outside the suburban Moonman house - the crew invades.
The crew tents nearby.
EP Joe Connor, Jen Livingston, Production Designer Robbie Perkins and Clayton Jacobson discuss an upcoming scene.
Joe and Jen watching scenes as they're shot.
Moonman is arrested - and so his saga begins.
You can't outrun police forever, Moonman!