By Luke Voogt
A national TV series has come to Leopold with the producers of Counter Play filming at Point Campbell House this week.
The show is the brainchild of executive producer Chrys Phillips and daughter Mikaela Phillips, who also plays lead female character Faith Morgan.
“Filming in Geelong provided us with the unique backdrop for the coastal town of South Point and the cast and crew thoroughly loved filming there,” Chrys said.
The elegance and opulence of Campbell Point House was the perfect fit for the characters of the show, she said.
“Owners Meg Blackhall and Aaron Parkhill were very accommodating and supportive of our filming. The cast and crew will never forget the uniqueness of filming on their estate.”
The mum and daughter team started the show about a year ago as a web series, which grew to accumulate 1.5 million views online.
Channel Nine has purchased two seasons of the series, which will appear on the network later this year.
The cast includes 14-year-old Ocean Grove actress Trinity Marell. It’s the first big role for the local teen, who is one of youngest members of the cast.
Crys and Mikaela produced show independently without assistance or funding from screen guilds or incentives, according to the show’s promoters.
Filming for the series wraps up mid-March.
The iconic Campbell Point House is no stranger to real-life drama.
The courts ordered the owners of the house to pay back Vanessa Lui and Mohan Du’s $5875 deposit last October, following a civil dispute over wedding plans.