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Title Utopia: Wood for The Trees - Series 1, Ep 1 of 8 / Director: Sitch, Rob
Published Australia : ABC1, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 min. 38 sec.) ; 160840287 bytes
Series Utopia ; Series 1, Episode 1
Summary *Coarse Language*From the makers of Frontline and The Hollowmen, Utopia is an eight-part satirical comedy set inside the offices of the 'Nation Building Authority', a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects. It follows the working lives and frustrations of the people charged with turning these grand political dreams into reality.From new roads and rail lines to airports and high-rise urban developments, Utopia examines the forces that go into creating a very well-designed white elephant.Featuring a stellar comic cast led by Rob Sitch, along with Celia Pacquola, Dave Lawson, Luke McGregor, Kitty Flanagan, Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann, Emma-Louise Wilson, Michelle Lim Davidson and Toby Truslove, Utopia is a series for anyone who has ever been frustrated by bureaucracy - and survived to laugh at the experience.Tony's (Rob Sitch) attempts to sign a massive international development deal are compromised by Rhonda's (Kitty Flanagan) decision to redesign the NBA's logo. Meanwhile, a mix-up from Jim (Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann) forces Nat (Celia Pacquola) to find room for a community garden within a multi-million dollar waterfront development. Matters are further complicated with the impending arrival of a delegation from China.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Written and produced by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch. Michael Hirsh is Executive Producer. Casting by Jane Kennedy. Directed by Rob Sitch. A Working Dog Production in association with ABC TV. ABC TV Commissioning Editors: Rick Kalowski and Brett Sleigh
Event Broadcast 2014-08-13 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject City planning -- Finance.
Community gardens -- Planning.
Delegation of authority.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Planning.
Logos (Symbols) -- Design.
Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Sitch, Rob, director
Flanagan, Kitty, cast
Lawson, Dave, cast
Lehmann, Anthony, cast
McGregor, Luke, cast
Pacquola, Celia, cast
Truslove, Toby, cast