A documentary TV series produced and directed by Richard Attieh from Pineapple Media Australia is being recognized internationally and has most recently received Crown Award nominations for "Best Series" and "Best TV Format" at the International Christian Visual Media Conference to be held in Florida later this month.
The series, Everytown Downunder, follows Steve Grace, Australia’s leading country Gospel musician, on a 25,000 km mission road trip around Australia. It was recently awarded the Official Selection Laurel at the UK Christian Film Festival and won the Best Director Award at the International Christian Film Festival. The series also won the Christian Media Australia Award for Best Film/TV/Documentary and the 2015 Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize.
“I am grateful for the recognition Everytown Downunder is receiving in Australia and around the world,” commented Attieh. “We are passionate about telling great stories that connect with audiences, and the recognition we are receiving is a bonus.”
According to Attieh, the success his team is receiving is as much a testament to Steve Grace and his 25-year ministry as it is to their work. He said he was confident a TV series that honored Grace's work would resonate with TV audiences.
The series is currently screening on the Australian Christian Channel and Shine TV in New Zealand, and is set to screen on UCB TV in the UK as well as on the Inspiration Network in the U.S. and around the world later this year. The series will be available on DVD in the second half of 2015.
Attieh will be attending the ICVM Conference later this month, looking to connect with TV channels and distributors from the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and other parts of the world.
Attieh thanked all the people who worked with him and his production team to make Everytown Downunder a reality.
“There are thousands of great faith stories about Australia’s past, present, and future out there, and I’ll always be looking to tell those stories in a relevant and meaningful way to as many people as I can,” he shared.
For more information about Everytown Downunder, including the trailer, visit www.everytowndownunder.com.
By NRB Staff
Published: June 18, 2015