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By Sarah Ward
January 11, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
January 11, 2021
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The outback-set series carving its own path through crowded territory.

Throughout the history of Australian film and television, plenty of movies and shows have thrust their characters into the Aussie outback. That's exactly why the country's sunburnt expanse is so recognisable, with our dusty ochre-hued deserts common on-screen fodder. Upright follows the trend, but it also carves its own path through a crowded field — with Lucky Flynn (comedian Tim Minchin) trying to take his family's upright piano from Sydney to Perth, and crossing paths with runaway Meg (Milly Alcock) in his eventful travels.

Minchin also helped develop Upright, co-wrote the eight-episode show and co-directed two episodes, so he's part of the series in a big way. He's in stellar company behind the scenes, too, with Upright created and co-written by Chris Taylor from The Chaser, and co-directed by Noise, Felony and A Month of Sundays filmmaker Matthew Saville.

Published on January 11, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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