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Ready for a wild road trip across the Australian outback with Tim’s brand new comedy drama UPRIGHT?

All 8 episodes of UPRIGHT will be available to UK viewers from Thursday 28th November, 2019, on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV.

In Australia you can watch all episodes from Sunday 1st December at 8:30pm on FOXTEL or watch a double episode premier on FOX SHOWCASE.

UPRIGHT Update: The series will be starting Sunday 19th January 2020 on Super Channel Fuse for viewers in Canada.

Co-written and starring Tim, UPRIGHT follows two misfits thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, who forge the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.

Tim: “Making Upright was a complete joy and a massive privilege. After living overseas for more than a decade, I couldn’t have hoped to come home to a more fun and inspiring project: an original Australian outback adventure story, full of heart and laughter, made by some of most talented and dedicated creatives in the country. It’s a unique but universal story about family, resilience, music, forgiveness, and learning how to find a moment to breath out. And it’s full of silliness, action, and wonderful performances, and will make you want to go to the beach and/or ring your mum”.

When Lucky Flynn (Tim), who hasn’t spoken to his family in years, learns that his mother is dying, he sets off on a 4000 kilometre drive across Australia to see her, packing only his cherished upright piano. His plans soon go awry when he meets rogue teenager Meg (Milly Alcock). Together they forge an unlikely friendship as they embark on a road-trip adventure across the Nullarbor Plain in a race against time.

UPRIGHT features a stellar cast including Heather Mitchell (A Place to Call Home, The Great Gatsby, Palm Beach), Daniel Lapaine (Muriel’s Wedding, Black Mirror), Ella Scott Lynch (Love Child, Janet King), Daniel Frederiksen (Ghost Rider, Matilda the Musical, Catastrophe), Kate Box (Rake, Picnic at Hanging Rock), Ningali Lawford-Wolf (Mystery Road, Last Cab to Darwin), Sachin Joab (Hotel Mumbai, Pine Gap), Luke Carroll (Strangerland, Redfern Now) and Rob Collins (Secret City, Cleverman, The Wrong Girl).

Led by Tim, there’s a brilliant creative team behind UPRIGHT, including the Creator Chris Taylor (The Chaser) with whom Tim is writing the series alongside award-winning writer-actors Kate Mulvany (Lambs of God, Fighting Season, Jasper Jones stage play) and Leon Ford (Offspring, No Activity). The Director is Matthew Saville (Please Like Me). Tim is Executive Producer with Penny Win, Carly Heaton and Helen Bowden. Producers are Lingo Pictures’ Jason Stephens, Chris Taylor and Melissa Kelly (Hounds of Love).

Tim has written some music for the series, alongside a beautiful score by Jackson Milas and Antony Partos and a cracking soundtrack of Australian artists, including Sia, Briggs, INXS, Baker Boy, Paul Kelly, Alice Sky and more.

UPRIGHT is a Lingo Pictures production for FOXTEL and SKY UK, with major production investment from FOXTEL and SKY UK and Screen Australia in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. The series financed with support from Create NSW and Screenwest. Rest of world sales are being handled by eOne.


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Christopher Newton on 17th of January 2020

Just finished last episode of UPRIGHT. Not sure if you relish awards; cannot think how you would lose actor/writer awards for this great series. Loved yours and Milly’s performances. Loved the story, the sites and sights of the West, and the piano. Many tears at the end of the last episode. One of those stories that you wish would not finish. Thank you for idea/writing and the original songs. Chris

Janelle Palmer on 15th of January 2020

Just finished watching Upright and absolutely loved it. Both you and Milly were so good together. What a great young actress. I would love to see some more adventures of Lockie. (Maybe another season) one can only hope.

Leonie and Brett on 13th of January 2020

Fantastic series, thoroughly enjoyed every episode. Brilliant actors, brilliant storyline, very moving, beautiful music.

Ifor on 13th of January 2020

Just…brilliant. Creative, emotional, wonderful acting, great story, scenery, our country…Even loved the Eastern Brown.

Lyn Beasley on 12th of January 2020

Loved every minute. About to go hunting for a DVD to give to a friend who does not have cable tv or a streaming service. So good!

Rusty bullethole on 12th of January 2020

Best thing I’ve seen on tv, like .. ever!

Kim Lawson on 12th of January 2020

Amazing!!! The best series ever!!! Left me wanting more! Please?

Johanna McKenzie on 12th of January 2020

Hi Tim. I just finished watching Upright and was blown away by the whole thing. Congratulations to you and Milly and everyone else associated with this wonderful show. It’s how tv should be. Now if you could just release Carry You on Spotify I would be eternally grateful. I keep watch the last few minutes of Day 5 just so I can hear the song.

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