Five Mile Creek
AUSTRALIAN FRONTIER ADVENTURE SERIES
(60 MINUTE PROGRAMS)
||Valstar Pty., Ltd.
||Bold Adventure series dramatizing the era
of settling and pioneering on the Australian frontier. Emphasis on
the struggles of two strong women: Kate Wallace, an Australian
seasoned in the frontier way of life; and Maggie Scott, an American who
has traveled to Australia in search of her prospecting husband.
Adventures arise as they work together to build a stagecoach line
running from the coastal town of Port Nelson to Five Mile Creek.
The stage line operators are Con Madigan, an American immigrant and his
partner, "Gentleman Jack" Taylor. Filmed entirely on location 30
km. north of Sydney in French's Forest. Series captures the
excitement of opening of the Australian West in the 1860's.
episodes are taped on location in Australian. In addition, all
post production on the series is completed in Australia.
||Three exterior and separate standing sets
have been constructed:
- Five Mile Creek stage stop station.
- Wilga, a gold rush town.
- Port Nelson, coastal seaport town.
Six standing studio sets have also been built. These are:
- Saloon interior set at Wilga.
- Bank office interior at Port Nelson.
- Withers bank office interior at Port Nelson.
- Living room interior at Five Mile Creek.
- Maggie and Hannah Scott's bedroom interior at Five Mile Creek.
- Kitchen interior at Five Mile Creek.
In addition, a seventh "swing" set is used for various interior
|Director: EPISODE 1
A celebrated Australian, George directs the first episode of "Five
Mile Creek." His directorial credits includes:
||"Against the Wind" for Australian television.
||Feature Film, "The Man From Snowy River," starring
||"All the Rivers Run," a mini-series recently
completed for Australian television.
A native Texan from Del Rio who has ridden the rodeo circuit and
driven stagecoaches, Jay is well-suited to play the smooth-talking
American partner of the stagecoach line at "Five Mile Creek." His
credits include the 1980 feature film, "Hard Country," starring a
regular role on CBS' daytime drama "The Young and the Restless," and a
featured role on the recent "Wizards and Warriors," also starring Jeff
Conway for CBS.
||Louise Caire Clark
Louise is a native Californian who has lived and studied in New
Orleans and New York. Granddaughter of General Mark Clark (who
spearheaded the invasion of North Africa in World War II), she has had
roles in several feature films and has appeared in such television
series as "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Get Christy Love," "As The World
Turns" and "The Edge of Night." Louise has also helped establish
her own Equity Waiver theater in Los Angeles, as a place in which New
York actors may thrive. An experienced horsewoman, Louise began
riding at age six and for a time broke horses for a western stable.
This active young lady, at age eleven, has already on stage, screen
and television. Her credits include the "Bob Newhart Show," "Eye
on L.A.," "Sound of Music," "Oliver Twist" and appearances with the Ink
Spots and the Drifters. Priscilla was just recently named a
finalist in the "Under 16 Country Music Award" category of the
California Country Music Association.
For the past few years, Gus has been a celebrated boxer in
Australia, as well as a sports personality and actor. He most
recently completed a role in "The Man From Snowy River."
Popular television series actress, Liz Burch is well-known to
Australian viewers as Liz Cameron, the dynamic do-gooder on ATN-7's "Cop
Shop." Daughter of an Australian Naval Captain and a playwright,
Liz followed her mother with a career in the arts. Her theater
credits include performances with The Twelfth Night Theatre Company (a
repertory company), in Brisbane and, most recently, she starred as
Felicity Rumpers in Alan Bennett's comedy stage play, "Habeas Corpus."
|"GENTLEMAN JACK" TAYLOR:
Rod was born in England near the Welsh border and moved to London at
age five. His theatrical career began with two years of extensive
training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. After working in
London for four years, he traveled to Australia for three weeks; that
was 18 years ago. Rod has appeared in many films and major
television series including the award-winning "The Sullivans,"
Crawford's mini-series "Against the Wind" and "Eureka Stockade," and his
own series, "Ryan."
Michael's career began in Queensland in the early 60's at the Twelth
Night Theatre. Since his early days in Brisbane, he has worked not
only in theater and films, but in television popular character was
"Uncle Harry" from the award-winning series, "The Sullivans," for which
he won two Logies (in 1979 and 1981) for Best Actor in a Supporting
Young and talented, Martin started his acting career at age seven in
the televised production of the "Oracle." In 1979 he became the
youngest member of "The Earth Team," a current affairs children's
program. After three years, he became a member of "The Jam
Sandwich Team," a teenage version of the children's series. Martin
has worked on stage and in feature films where he played the role of
"Skeet" in the feature "Fatty Finn," and "Andrew" in the film "The Flute
Man." He presently is studying piano and ballet and aspires to be
a classical ballet dancer.
Peter has a background of impressive and extensive stage credits.
His early theatrical training was completed at the London Central School
of Speech and Drama where he received his Advanced Certificate. He
has tutored at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts as well as
directing numerous productions for the institute. Peter's
association with the Nimrod Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company
include performances in "Macbeth," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The
Christian Brothers" and "The Perfectionist."
Tony returned to Australia in 1979, after a sever-year stint in
England and the United States. His stage plays include "John,
George, Ringo, Paul and Bert," "You Never Can Tell," "A Man For All
Seasons" and "Henry VIII." Additional television and film credits
are numerous including "The Dismissal," "Return to Eden," "Bellamy" and
"The New Avengers."
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Cast and Crew