BushTV Production Assistants – Remote Island Adventure

Restoration Island lies off the northern coast of Australia. The city of Cairns is about 500 miles away.

Our remote Island lies off the northern coast of Australia. The city of Cairns is about 500 miles away.

             Guys below are some info/skills I will be looking for with our upcoming remote island filming trip.

Firstly, this is a pilot and I am funding it myself so these are all expenses paid trips (with no professional fees attached)

So I’m after up and comers looking for adventure and a TV credit – not experienced peeps.

Top 10 Skills that will be real handy (even if you have a few that is cool I’m not expecting Superman or Wonderwoman!) :

1. Camera – video and stills with drone and/or underwtaer experience – or willingness to learn.

2. Dive Certificate or hookah/freediving experience, love of ocean and protecting the environment essential!

3. Boat License or ability to drive unassisted while we are diving

4. Remote camping can be uncomfortable so no whingers

5. This is dangerous saltwater country so you will need to be croc aware and there other things like box jellies and the odd shark

6. Passion and/or strong interest in and respect for Aboriginal culture is a must

7. Be part of a small passionate team with opportunity for paid work if the series gets up

8. Like seafood

9. Know how to fish

10. Lift heavy stuff


How to apply 

Go here and fill out the BushTV Creatives form. Please don’t email me or call me guys cos I’m too busy to reply to everyone.

Just be brief and let your work/experience speak for itself.

Show Beau Greaves : A Wild Life facebook page some love!

Also sign up to the BushTV enews and like our facebook page and bushtv youtube channel to keep track of whats happening.


Cheers crew, Tom

Starry night




13 Responses to BushTV Production Assistants – Remote Island Adventure

  1. Hi I am interested in the camera assistant. I am indigenous and interested in media. I have extensive knowledge of remote communities and have worked and lived in remotes parts of Australia especially in the NT.
    Please contact me on my mobile if you require further information.
    Mobile 0497352348

  2. Hi there,

    I am super keen to get on board and help film in and out of the water! I have 8.5 years experience diving up and down that stretch of coast from Cooktown to Cape York. Been filming with a drone for the last 2 years so that could be handy for some shots aswell.



  3. I’ve never done the job but I manage 100 staff all around Australia and New Zealand in business’s I own. And my fee is very friendly, free!

  4. Hey Tom,

    We met 5 years back at Megan’s house. What do you need a hand with? On Orpheus Island from 15 – 21 August teaching Photoshop and fine art printing for the AIPP. Give me a yell anytime.

    0402 706 763

  5. Hey, i would be interested in being camera assistant or ever 2nd camera if needed.
    I have have alot of experience with canon DSLRs, and a small amount with ENG cameras. Im not too fussy when it comes to accom, however i dont want to eat weird bush foods MRE are ok 😛

  6. This looks like a great opportunity!
    As well as capturing my own images and film, I have extensive experience assisting photographers and filmmakers in various different locations over the past 6 years. Just recently I was in Alice Springs assisting the filming of a hip hop music video with the kids at Bushmob.
    It would be great to hear more about ‘A Wild Life.’ Please check out my website and Facebook page : Nicky Akehurst Photography.

  7. G’day…I’m a very keen amateur photographer who was born and bred down here in Denmark in the great southern of W.A…love nature,love fishing …(love chocolate) and among other things love receiving the trust of wild animals and birds ( and the odd human) and enjoy photographing anything to do with nature and totally keen to assist in anyway possible and get eaten by cro…mosquitoes in complete remote conditions in order to get the job done…and I can cook……


    Jamie Stahl.

  8. Hello,
    I am inquiring about the assistant position. I have studied film at SAE in Brisbane and Byron Bay. Please let me know what you are looking for.

    Sam Hagen

  9. Im keen as.. have film experience.. google my name.. im born and raised localy.. easy to get along with and adventurous spirit.. kuku yalanji man.. can send through my bio and cv

  10. Hi there,

    Am very interested in the role you have offered. I am a Camera Operator in Sydney, working on anything from Studio shows to AFL matches. I have extensive experience with both camera operation and assisting as well as clapper loading and data wrangling.

    Would really love the chance to work on what sounds like a very exciting and interesting new show!


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