WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE, Premiering At Fantastic Fest, Will Stream Free In Australia
Australian sci-fi web series Wastelander Panda has been getting a lot of love on ScreenAnarchy the last few years, so it comes as no surprise that we are excited Exile, the commissioned program of six 10 minute episodes, will be making its debut at Fantastic Fest.
Thankfully, Australian genre fans who cannot make the trek need not miss out, as Madman Entertainment and ABC announce the Australia premiere! Here is more on the screening details and production process.
Exile, commissioned especially for ABC iview, will have its Australian premiere on Saturday September 20 on iview and its international premiere at Fantastic Fest, Austin TX, September 18-25. This will be followed by a digital download to own and DVD release in November and December, respectively.
Exile is the first drama program to be commissioned by ABC iview and is a co-production between Madman Productions and Epic Films. It is the post-apocalyptic tale of the humanoid panda Isaac, who is banished to the Wasteland after the violent death of a young girl, and sets out to find a replacement to reinstate his family into the Tribe of Legion.Rebecca Heap, Head of ABC TV Strategy and Digital Products has said of the premiere; "this will be another ABC binge event for fans of local drama. Though our continued investment in emerging Australia content makers and our strategy to develop new content formats for online, iview audiences have the opportunity to discover and engage with unique entertainment not available anywhere else".Producer Kirsty Stark, said; "Having developed Wastelander Panda as an independent online project over the past few years, it was an amazing opportunity to team up with Madman Production Company and create this new series for ABC iview. We're really proud of what we've achieved and are excited to be showcasing the program on ABC iview, at Fantastic Fest and online internationally all in the same week".
Stay tuned to ScreenAnarchy for more on Wastelander Panda: Exile as it develops.