Local filmmakers chart course for silver screen

Big Fish Big Adventure
Local filmmaker David Quarrell filming Big Fish Big Adventure with crew from Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters. Source: Associate Media

Big Fish Big Adventure is a fishing series like no other and will sail across the silver screen at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Friday, 25 October.

The eight-part series, developed by local filmmakers David Quarrell and Johnny Nicol, shines a spotlight on the Bundaberg Region coastline in an Australian-first extreme fishing adventure.

For the past two and a half years the pair shot the unique documentary series aboard Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters.

David, who owns Associate Media, said Big Fish Big Adventure was a rare look at Queensland’s Coral Sea and explored its long-lost maritime history, undersea life and extreme fishing.

“It follows the crew of Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters as they go on a unique ocean exploration charter of Bundaberg’s coast,” David said.

“The opportunity to capture the beautiful secluded locations, vibrant maritime history and world-class fishing made filming the series such a special experience.

“To have the opportunity to develop and produce a series like this in a regional town like Bundaberg and showcase our amazing region is a dream come true.”

Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters specialise in fishing and ocean adventures.

The charter offers adventure seekers the chance to explore some of the most untouched Coral Sea locations and an opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime.

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Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters’ skipper James McVeigh was thrilled at the opportunity to showcase something he has enjoyed for over thirty years.

“Big Fish Big Adventure was a chance to showcase the maritime history of Bundaberg region and give people an insight into what life as a mariner is like,” James said.

Local filmmakers shot Big Fish Big Adventure aboard Big Cat Reality Fishing Charters. Source: Associate Media

“Dave and Johnny became part of the crew and the shots they got reflect their unrestricted access.

“We joke that it is Big Cat Uncut.”

James said he hoped that Bundaberg residents were proud of this film and supported Dave and Johnny.

“They do a lot of great work for the region, showcasing it to tourists.

“I would love to see this show take off as a way to give back to the boys for all their efforts.”

To check out the world premiere of Big Fish Big Adventure book your tickets at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Big Fish Big Adventure premiere details

The world premiere for Big Fish Big Adventure is set for Friday, 25 October at 5.30pm.

Tickets are $20 and include light refreshments before the screening.

For more details and to book head to the Moncrieff website.