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Home > Screenings > Screen Queensland > Strait to The Plate - Lone Star Productions

Director: Aaron Fa’aoso

Producer: Aaron Fa’aoso (Lone Star Productions, Cairns)

Genres: Documentary, Factual

Queensland-produced cooking series Strait to the Plate takes viewers on a mouth-watering journey through the picturesque, tropical paradise of the Torres Strait Islands, exploring fresh local produce, traditional recipes, language and culture.

Produced by Aaron Fa’aoso’s Cairns-based Lone Star Productions, the series was supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Finance Investment program.

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said the series is a strong example of the state screen agency’s dedication to supporting locally-produced, First Nations stories.

“Lone Star Productions is a Torres Strait Islander-led organisation, and it’s a core focus at Screen Queensland to support productions that engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and promote their rich and diverse cultures - and food is such a compelling way to do that,” Ms Munnich said.

“Screen Queensland also supported Lone Star’s 2019 co-production ABC documentary series Blue Water Empire, and we are delighted to see this Cairns-based screen business forging ahead with another factual series.”

Series Producer Aaron Fa’aoso, also known for his acting performances in RAN, Black Comedy, East West 101 and The Straits, said he is driven to create and establish a Torres Strait screen sector to produce content for the global marketplace.

“The continued and ongoing support from Screen Queensland, NITV and the SBS network has allowed us to engage and work with the Torres Strait Island community to bring their stories to the screen.”

Strait to the Plate also highlights the beaches and communities of the Torres Strait Islands, creating a unique appeal to holidaymakers nation-wide.

Recent Screen Queensland-supported productions filmed in Far North Queensland include Netflix series Dive Club, romantic comedy feature film This Little Love of Mine, ABC’s live TV event Reef Live and upcoming Netflix Original documentary Microworlds: Reef.

For information about Screen Queensland’s funding programs and initiatives to support local screen practitioners visit