4 Oct 2015

800 Words Trans-Tasman TV sensation

From Standing Room Only, 12:50 pm on 4 October 2015

800 words was created by a Kiwi, produced by South Pacific Pictures for Australia's Seven Network, and shot around the beaches around Auckland. And it's proved to be a ratings sensation across the Tasman. It's such a brilliantly obvious idea, you wonder why nobody's done it before - an Aussie/Kiwi culture-clash story. In this case an Australian family, led by expat George - played by expat Erik Thomson - finds itself in small-town New Zealand. But the road to 800 words wasn't nearly as brief and to the point as its title. Creator/writer James Griffin and star Erik Thomson reveal all.