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The Straits trailer

Matchbox Pictures has released the trailer to its new series, The Straits.

The production company that produced The Slap tells the story of the Montebellos, a family of gangsters in far north Queensland dealing with drug runners, Png raskols, the police and the inner workings of the family unit. At the head of the family is Harry Montebello, played by Brian Cox (Braveheart, Bourne Supremacy).

Joining Cox is Rena Owen playing his part Torres Strait Island, part Maori wife, Kitty plus AFI Nominated Aaron Fa’aoso (East West 101, Ran), Logie winner Firass Dirani (Underbelly, Pitch Black) as well as new Australian talent; Jimi Bani (Ran, The Sapphires) and Suzannah Bayes-Morton (All Saints, The Tumbler), who together play the Montebello’s children.

The shoot began in June.

Matchbox Pictures won Producer of the Year at Spaa’s Independent Producers Awards.

See full article on Encore Magazine