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Shooting underway on new show

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Mabel Li and emerging Hobart talent Tegan Stimson (pictured below) are the leads in the new SBS drama being shot on Tasmania's West Coast.

The Tailings commenced production on location in Queenstown this week, the show portraying a teenager's investigation into her father's death.

SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald, says the visually stunning region was the obvious choice. 

"The Tailings portrays a community living on the margins, both socially and geographically, providing a rare insight into remote Tasmania, a community seldom represented on-screen," he said. 

Arts Minister Elise Archer says 90 crew, actors and extras will benefit from the production, which is due to screen on SBS On Demand next year.

"Our Government, through Screen Tasmania, has invested $120,000 into this Tasmanian project, and has supported its development since the initial pitch to Screen Tasmania from the Tasmanian creator and screenwriter, Caitlin Richardson," she said. 

Earlier this week, Producer Liz Doran put out a call for locals interested in being extras in a key scene. 

"We've got a big scene next Thursday, I keep calling it the netball extravaganza," she told Mike O'Loughlin. 

"I've been talking to the local netball association here, and so we've got some teams, but I am doing a callout for spectators for that day." 

Mabel Li and Tegan Stimson The Tailings

Image: supplied