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Director: Wayne Blair

Producer: Darren Dale

Executive Producer: Rachel Griffiths, Stuart Page

Writer: Stuart Page, Pip Karmel, Larissa Behrendt, Angela Betzien, Nakkiah Lui

Cast: Deborah Mailman, Rachel Griffiths

Genres: Drama

6 x 1 hour

Total Control Season 2
In the first season of Total Control, Alex Irving engineered a remarkable coup, dethroning Rachel Anderson, the Prime Minister who appointed her to the Senate only to betray her. This time around, Alex is determined to avoid the pitfalls of the Canberra bubble. The backstabbing, vested interests, lip service and failed promises; territory she now knows comes with the job. Alex broke her word to her community, but she’s not going to be put in that position again. Now running for election as an Independent, Alex has a second chance to do it right. She will be ready for the inevitable dirty campaign tactics and competing against the well-financed machinery of the major parties. But that won’t make things easier. She’ll be confronted by vile online trolls, threats against her family and political opponents riled by the audacity of a black woman standing up for the voiceless. But ultimately, will Alex’s determination and the tenacity of her grass-roots driven team be enough? Can she survive a system determined to shake everything she values?

Company name: Blackfella Films
For over twenty years Blackfella Films has created innovative, high quality content across factual and drama. Its award-winning productions have screened at premier international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin and Toronto.

The company’s projects include the ground breaking drama series Redfern Now was the first written, produced and directed by Indigenous Australians, receiving consecutive TV Week Logie Awards in 2013 and 2014 for Most Outstanding Drama Series and the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series. Deep Water, a 4 x 1 hour crime drama series starring Noah Taylor and Yael Stone, premiered in 2016 and has sold worldwide to BBC, Netflix, SundanceTV/AMC and Acorn. Premiering at TIFF in 2019 was the first season of Total Control, a 6 x 1 hour drama series which won Best Drama Series at the 2019 AACTA Awards and MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Race and Ethnicity.

Standout achievements in factual for the company are the landmark documentary history series First Australians which received the TV Week Logie and AFI Awards, and First Contact which won the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Factual Program.

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