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SLR Productions and ZDF Enterprises announce cast line-up for “Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures”

Sydney, Australia / Mainz, Germany, 6th March 2013

Australia’s SLR Productions and ZDF Enterprises have announced the cast line-up for “Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures”.

Remy Brand has been cast as lead ‘Sam Fox’ in the live action series, ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’. This will be the first major acting role for the 22 year old from New South Wales, Australia who has appeared in a guest role in Seven Network’s Home & Away. As well as appearing in Sony, Freddo Frog, Kellogg's Coco Pops, Hungry Jacks, The Greater, Capri Sun & QANTAS television commercials, Remy Brand was the hero in the Butter Menthol campaign in 2010. In 2011, he landed the guest role of Dan in Seven Network's hit series, Home & Away.

Charles Mayer and Tiffany Lyndall-Knight have been cast as Kingston and Laura Fox, parents to Sam Fox. Andrew Lindqvist along with Harry and Angus Russell will be Sam Fox’s brothers (Nathan, Harry and Jordan) with Luca Asta Sardelis playing his younger sister, April. Sam Fox’s good friends (Josie, Rikki and Emma) will be played by Emily Bagg, Stanley Browning and Mavournee Hazel.

Emmy Award winning Executive Producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan said “I am thrilled to have Remy Brand cast as Sam Fox, he absolutely captures the complete character. His rugged good-looks, boyish charm and action-adventure spirit means he will strongly translate the character from Justin D’Ath’s books into an on-screen hero. Together, our cast is an exciting and dedicated group who have the right energy and chemistry to make this show have fantastic audience appeal”.

The 26 x 24 minute series for 8-12 year olds will be seen in Australia on Network Ten and Cartoon Network with international distribution through ZDF Enterprises. Filming will take place at the South Australian Film Corporation’s brand new Adelaide Studios as well as on location in South Australia.

The series was green-lit for production last year following investment from Network Ten, ZDF Enterprises, Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation and KOJO.

Based on the thrilling action adventure books by popular children’s author, Justin D’Ath, ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’ is an action-packed comedy adventure series about teenage ‘danger magnet’ Sam Fox as he braves the wilds from open ocean to deepest jungle, coming face to face with killer sharks, man eating leopards, raging tornadoes, erupting volcanoes, deadly scorpions, giant anacondas and much, much more.

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About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV
movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de, www.zdf-enterprises.de.

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
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+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
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Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany

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