Private Project

Fisheries Cops

When the sand and dunes turn to mud and mangroves it takes dedicated people to venture out and protect our marine life. Brenton and Frank are Fisheries Cops and they take the job seriously. But when their greatest enemy ‘The Cockle Bandit’ strikes deep into their waters it’s time for them to prove themselves as marine warriors once and for all.

  • Cameron Roberts
  • Ben Harvey
  • Liam Stapleton
  • Cameron Roberts
    Kill and Tell (2013)
  • Justin Counihan
  • Liam Stapleton
    Key Cast
  • Ben Harvey
    Key Cast
  • Paul Richards
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Doyle
    Key Cast
  • David Roberts
    Director of Photography
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    Mockumentary, web series, pilot
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 AUD
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    Digital, Sony FS700
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Director Biography - Cameron Roberts

Cameron begun his career studying an Advanced Diploma of Film and Television at AC Arts. As director, Cameron’s film Kill and Tell was nominated for a SASA award for best Drama in 2013. Cameron then went on to start Floodlight Media with his brother David. As creative director at Floodlight Media, Cameron has concepted, scripted and edited countless online and cinema advertisements for numerous corporate, educational and business clients. Cameron is the writes, directs and acts in his own online sketch comedy channel Good Gravy and has co-wrote and directed Fisheries Cops with Triple J’s Ben and Liam.

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Director Statement

The pilot of Fisheries Cops was made to be a simple character driven comedy parodying those who take their niche jobs too seriously.

It was very important to me that there was a strong theme of misguided altruism in my central characters. At their core I wanted Frank and Brenton to have good intentions but be hopeless in seeing them through.

Their overwhelming passion and unconventional methods create the original conflict in the story, yet they can't help but go to new levels of eccentricity when attempting to prove themselves capable for the job.

I wanted to create a dated, desolate and unappealing world that they were passionate custodians of. The sound and look of the film is all designed to be ambiguously 80/90s.

While this pilot episode had its own small story arc, at its core it is a concept piece for a larger comedy web series with more supporting characters, a larger world and stronger themes surrounding economic decline and growing corruption in a small city.