Prosper kicks off with CATO traffic recce

March 2023

Traffic Management and Security

We’re excited to have started work on Prosper this week, a brand new drama series set in the context of an ‘evangelical megachurch.’ CATO will provide traffic management, security and barricading services to the production, with filming commencing from the 27th of March. 

Managing Director Kieran Cato kicked things off last week taking part in a traffic recce with the core crew. Industry shorthand for reconnaissance, a traffic recce helps us to tailor our services to the needs of a specific filming location. With years of experience and an expert when it comes to troubleshooting, Kieran identifies potential issues and provides innovative solutions before the film crew have even arrived. This results in smoother running and more cost effective shoot days for our clients. 

Backed by production investment from Screen Australia, the Stan Original series is being produced by Lingo Pictures. Created, filmed and set in Australia, Prosper will be distributed worldwide by Lionsgate. 

Check out all the details below from the official Screen Australia media release:

NEW DRAMA SERIES PROSPER ANNOUNCED FOR STAN

Stan and Lionsgate have commissioned the brand new Stan Original Series Prosper, with major production investment from Screen Australia. Produced by Lingo Pictures, this razor-sharp drama of faith, ambition and divided loyalties is set in the inner sanctum of a family bound together by unfathomable wealth and unchecked power as they build an evangelical megachurch hell-bent on global domination.

Developed with the support of Stan, Lionsgate, Screen NSW and Screen Australia, Prosper is written by lead creative and executive producer Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Secret City), Liz Doran (Barons, Please Like Me), Louise Fox (Glitch, Broadchurch) and Belinda Chayko (Fires, Stateless). The series is produced by Jason Stephens (Lambs of God, Upright) and Helen Bowden (The Secret She Keeps) for Lingo Pictures and Andrew Walker (Deadloch, Rosehaven) – with further casting and production announcements to come.

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said, “Lingo Pictures have made a name for themselves creating premium Australian dramas and working together with a formidable team of writers this series will be unmissable. Prosper is set to draw audiences into the intrigue and the inner workings of the church, and the people jostling for power.”

Stan Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said, “When we announced we were expanding our partnership with the world-class Hollywood studio Lionsgate to include development of new projects, we knew we would have some outstanding Stan Original Series on the way. Prosper will be a prestige drama that explores the consequences of unbridled power and desire, with Lingo Pictures and the creative team having developed both a brilliant – and timely – series. Today’s commissioning announcement marks only the beginning of our expanded partnership with Lionsgate, as we continue to work together to develop and commission even more premium Stan Originals.”

Lionsgate President of International Television and Digital Distribution Agapy Kapouranis said, “We’re excited to kick off our pact with Stan with such a powerful drama. This is just the first of the many opportunities our collaboration can tap in Australia and around the world.”

Lingo Pictures Creative Director and Producer Jason Stephens said, “Lingo Pictures is thrilled to be partnering with Stan and Lionsgate to bring this timely series to the screen. They share our ambition to create a landmark television series for audiences in Australia and around the world.”

Kyas Hepworth, Head of Screen NSW said, “The talented creatives behind Prosper, backed by the stellar team at Lingo Pictures, are set to deliver a gripping, high-end drama. Screen NSW is thrilled that Prosper is being produced in NSW, bringing more local stories and talent to both Australian and global audiences.”

The Stan Original Series Prosper is produced by Lingo Pictures, with major production investment from Screen Australia with the assistance of the NSW Government via Screen NSW and the Made in NSW Fund. Cailah Scobie and Amanda Duthie will executive produce for Stan. Lionsgate will manage international sales.

Read the original press release here. 

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