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Cameras turn on Island
Phillip Island and San Remo are proving to
be extremely popular destinations with TV
crews both international and local, with no
less than three working across the district
The Phillip Island Library was featured on
Channel Ten last month, after welcoming a
film crew filming some shots for the documen-
tary series, Long Lost Family last year.
The series is based on the UK program of the
same title and is a positive and heart-warm-
ing series that reunites family members.
Our library featured in the first series which
aired a few weeks ago where the search for
the birth father of a 36 year old adoptive wom-
Last week, a crew filming for the interna-
tional show House Hunters (US) spent a week
here; so too the US reality show “Kendra on
Top” team; and Martin Clunes, the very recog-
nisable star of the ABC’s popular Doc Martin
series, was on the island on Thursday filming
for a new documentary series “Islands of Oz”
that he is making, and that will eventually air
on Channel 7.
And to finish the week, Channel 31’s Aus-
tralian Seafood Show struck great weather
on Sunday when they were in town, filming a
segment at San Remo which will be shown in
Film crew members Con Panayides and Travis Richardson are pictured shoot-
ing a scene on the San Remo Jetty for the Australian Seafood Show on Channel
Australian Seafood Show here
THE San Remo Fisherman’s Co-op
has enjoyed a bumper Easter holiday
season, with record sales and to top it
off, they enjoyed a visit from a Channel
31 film crew on the weekend.
The Australian Seafood Show is an in-
formative and educational show based
around the Australian seafood industry.
It features the fishermen themselves
and their work at sea, and the varied
methods of how to educate the mass-
es about Australian seafood, how and
where it’s harvested and the world
class product that it is.
Presenters Con Panayides and Tavis
Richardson recently met with the Pa-
pas family, owners of the San Remo
based shark vessel The Ace of Hearts.
They filmed the crew unloading their
haul of gummy shark, snapper, mor-
wong, duckfish and more, which was
quickly transported into the San Remo
Co - op for filleting and sale to the pub -
lic, as fresh fish and fish and chips.
The episode of The Australian Sea-
food Show will air on Channel 31 in
mid-May, and concludes with General
Manager of the Co-op Paul Mannix
serving up delectable meals of freshly
filleted gummy flake, chips and salad
for Con and Tavis to enjoy on San
Martin Clunes of Doc Martin fame, was on Phillip Island last week, filming for
a new documentary series “Islands of Oz” which will go to air later this year.
Doc Martin visits Cowes
ENGLISH actor Martin Clunes, of Doc
Martin fame, was on Phillip Island on
Friday preparing for a new documentary
series to be screened on Channel 7.
Martin Clunes: Islands of Oz turns the
spotlight on the world’s biggest island,
which is Australia, and the 8000 ring
of islands surrounding it, for this docu-
“I’ve always been fascinated by islands,
each one a microcosm that tells us some-
thing different about our world, and Aus-
tralia’s islands have it all,” says Clunes
on his website.
Martin Clunes and his crew visited the
Phillip Island Heritage Centre on Thurs-
day morning, where President Graeme
Clauscen and members assisted him
with an account of the surfing history
of the island, before proceeding out to
the race track where the history of early
island racing is on show. The team also
met with local surfers, and visited the
Penguin Parade, while here.
The series will air on Seven later this
Cheeky visit for Kendra Down Under
THE cast and crew of American
Reality Show Kendra on Top were
on Phillip Island last week, film-
ing an episode of the popular TV
The series follows the day-to - day
life of former Playboy model and
The Girls Next Door reality televi-
sion personality Kendra Wilkinson
as she balances motherhood and
her business ventures, and is head-
ing into its fifth season, such it its
popularity on Foxtel.
The show has a strong following
in Australia, including proprietor
of the Cheeky Goose restaurant
Robert Van Den Brink.
So no-one was more surprised
on Phillip Island last week than
Robert, when star of the show Ken-
dra and her large entourage came
in for dinner one night.
The cast and crew of 25 enjoyed
the food so much that the Cheeky
Goose was asked to provide lunch
for 25 on location on the island the
Filming took place on a number
of the island’s beach locations.
RIGHT: Reality TV star Kendra
Wilkinson and fellow cast mem-
bers and crew made a surprise vis-
it to the Cheeky Goose restaurant
in Cowes last week, during a break
in filming, much to the delight of
proprietor Robert Van Den Brink.
TV show on island
PHILLIP Island may soon be the
hottest Australian destination for
young North American tourists,
after it features on the hugely pop-
ular House Hunters International
reality television series soon.
House Hunters, which has an
audience of 10 million in the US
alone, has been filming on the Is-
land, following the story of Pip and
Mike Cleeland and their hunt to
rent a new home.
House Hunters takes viewers
behind the scenes, as individuals,
couples and families learn what to
look for as they decide whether or
not a home is meant for them.
Focusing on the emotional expe-
rience of finding and purchasing
or renting, each episode shows the
process to be gone through in the
search for a home.
The House Hunters crew spent
five days locally with Mike and
Pip, following them around as
they inspected and were shown
through local properties, honing
in on their thoughts and elimina-
tion process as they decided on
selection of their next home.
Mike and Pip had previously
auditioned for the chance to par-
ticipate in the very popular show,
after being told about it by a friend
who was also featured on the pro-
They were absolutely delighted
to be selected.
“It took a week and it was full
on,” aid Michael last week.
“We were flat out for five days,
with camera crews trailing around
Local real estate agents Judith
Wright Stockdale and Leggo se-
lected the houses for the couple to
visit and select from.
Sharon Postlewhite, the Rent-
als Manager from Judith Wright
Stockdale and Leggo said she was
approached by the program just
over a month ago and was very
excited about the opportunity it
“Not only was I excited about the
opportunity to showcase beautiful
properties on Phillip Island, it was
so fantastic to think that Judith
Wright Stockdale and Leggo would
achieve international exposure,
reaching millions of viewers,” she
Their Business Development
Manager for Rentals was the face
of the program showing Pip and
Mike through the properties they
Melissa thoroughly enjoyed the
experience. For the program, her
clothes hair and make-up needed
to be the same each day, repeat-
ing the same lines from different
angles, but she handled it like a
“It was tiring but at the same
time so exciting and such a privi-
lege to be involved,” said Melissa.
Phillip Island locals and media
were invited at one stage to come
along and watch the filming of the
show’s nail-biting final ‘decision
scene’ at Cape Woolamai.
The US crew also used a drone
to capture footage of some of the
islands other most idyllic spots,
including the Phillip Island Pen-
guin Parade, to share with the
massive worldwide House Hunt-
We’d love to be able to tell you
what happens in the end, and
which house got the tick of ap-
proval from Pip and Mike Clee-
They’ve been sworn to secrecy.
All will be revealed when the
show goes to air, in approximately
six months time.
Well known local couple, Pip and Mike Cleeland, are filmed on lo-
cation by the US crew of popular House Hunters International reality
television series, as they search the island for a house to rent.
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