By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on January 24, 2019
A VACANT building on Albany’s Stead Road has been transformed into a production office for London film production company Komixx Entertainment.
On Tuesday, cast and crew were at the building for a read-through of the 10-part live-action children series Itch.
They have occupied the building since early this month.
Itch, written for print by UK author and radio presenter Simon Mayo, follows the story of science-obsessed Itchingham Lofte who discovers a new element in the periodic table and is forced to go on the run to protect it.
The project was awarded a share of $7.5 million from Screen Australia last Monday.
Itch will air in 10 24-minute episodes.
On the crew list is producers Amanda Morrison and Tania Chambers, and writers Ron Elliot, Heather Wilson, Roger Monk, Jessica Brookman and Craig Irvin.
The announcement of Itch being filmed in the South Coast follows Komixx Entertainment opening an office in Perth in June 2017.
Komixx Entertainment is responsible for films such as The Kissing Booth, which premiered on Netflix last year.
The Stead Road building occupied by the film production company is the same that was used by Cyan Films for the production of H is for Happiness, which was shot around Albany late last year.
The production of Itch follows a run of screen productions that have set up in the Great Southern including the film adaptation of author Tim Winton’s book Breath and Rams, which was based in Mount Barker and starred Michael Caton and Sam Neill.