The landscapes and locations unique to the Northern Territory captured in Tourism NT's quirky web series Location Scouts have been seen by thousands around the world following wins at three international film festivals.
The mockumentary which follows a millennial and an experienced location scout as they seek out Territory locations to shoot the film, Top End Wedding, has not gone unnoticed at some of the most prestigious media awards.
Location Scouts was shortlist in this year's Webfest Berlin - selected from more than 8,000 international entries.
And has attracted further international acclaim winning Best Web Series at the Los Angeles Film Awards for July 2019, Best Web Series at the Top Shorts Film Festival for July 2019 and Best of Show at the IndieFEST Film Awards.
"This recognition for Location Scouts extends the longevity of Top End Wedding to broader markets and we continue to tell our stories and share them in new and creative ways," Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss said.
Created by the award-winning Van Vuuren Brothers, the web series is set in the Northern Territory and is a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at Australian romantic-comedy Top End Wedding.
The six-part comedy series follows the story of fictional veteran location scout, Steve Grogan and his millennial off-sider Morgan, as they roam the Top End in search for the ultimate NT locations for the Top End Wedding movie.
"The Los Angeles Film Awards, Top Shorts Film Festival, IndieFEST Film Awards and Webfest Berlin are examples of how great content that promotes the Territory can obtain a global audience reach and encourage people to visit," Ms Moss said.
"The Territory Labor Government has supported Top End Wedding as a major partner and the success of this phenomenal film internationally continues to promote the Territory, our talented screen industry and help drive visitation."
Filmed in parallel with Top End Wedding and produced to raise awareness of the Territory, the locations and the film, Location Scouts can be viewed here.
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