Shooting has started in Sydney on SOUL MATES the highly anticipated 6X30 minute comedy series by the Bondi Hipsters.
Commissioned by ABC2, SOUL MATES is the brain child of brothers Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier, whose previous projects – together and separately – include such huge online successes as Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az and The Fully Sick Rapper.
A crazed bromance, SOUL MATES follows the story of a couple of buddies continually drawn together across the course of human history, and into the future. The beginning of time finds our two mates experiencing all of life’s firsts as a couple of cavemen. In 1981 they’re killing it – literally - as two Kiwi Assassins, sent to Australia to avenge the credit theft of one too many New Zealand inventions. By 2013 they’re everyone’s favourite pair of fashion-obsessed Bondi Hipsters. While in the future they’re tackling time travel conundrums, working nine to five in a travel agency called ‘Travel Time’.
Bondi Hipster Adrian Archer is beyond excited to be starring in his own series: "Frankly, I'm stoked to be working with the ABC on SOUL MATES. After this latest budget, the ABC is becoming more and more underground."
Bondi Hipster Dom Nader is equally thrilled to appear in the time-travel themed show:
"Only dickheads would watch that... Seriously, who gives a shit about past lives anyway?... People like to think they were something cool like a Cleopatra or a Viking or some shit, but the truth is, if you're just some dickhead now, you were probably always just some dickhead."
“The ABC deeply regrets ruining the Bondi Hipsters’ cred by putting them on primetime television, and respects their choice to only watch the show on a Super 8 Projector in a warehouse in Chippendale,” said ABC TV’s Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski.
A series launch party, to be held in a bespoke converted scout hall, featuring surly actor/waiters, incorrect drink orders and a kitchen that closed just before you got there, is currently being planned.
SOUL MATES will screen on ABC2 later in 2014.
Starring Christiaan Van Vuuren & Nick Boshier. Created and written by Connor Van Vuuren, Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier. Directed by Van Vuuren Bros.
Series produced by Chloe Rickard.
Executive Producers for ABC TV are Rick Kalowski and Greg Waters.