Wastelander Panda

Production Blog

The tale of the last remaining panda in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Wastelander Panda: Exile – Trailer & Release Dates

28 August

We’re excited to present the trailer for our new series and announce our release dates!

Wastelander Panda: Exile
6 x 10 minute episodes

One of the last remaining pandas in the Wasteland, Isaac has grown up with his family under the rule of the Tribe of Legion. Responsible for the violent death of a young girl, Isaac is banished to the savage world of the Wasteland, and sets out to find a replacement to reinstate his family into the tribe.


Release Dates:
AustraliaABC iview – September 20th, 2014
USAFantastic Fest – Austin, Texas – September 18th-25th, 2014
International Online – Date TBC, to follow our Fantastic Fest premiere.

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Voice Cast Announcement!

22 August

We’re excited to welcome Brendan Cowell as the voice of Isaac for our upcoming series.

We’re also pleased to have Roger Newcombe back as the voice of Arcayus, and welcome on board Chrissie Page as Hannah.

RIP Peter Michell

25 July

Some sad news today for our Wastelander Panda family. We just learnt that Pete Michell, who plays Jobe (Rose’s father) in our upcoming episodes, has passed away.

Pete, it was an honour to work with you. Your smile, constant enthusiasm and dedication to the role of Jobe will be remembered by all of us who were lucky enough to be on set with you. Condolences to your family and friends. xx

News article here.

We’ve Wrapped!

15 May

That’s a wrap on the new episodes of Wastelander Panda!

The fun’s not over yet though. We’ll still be keeping you updated on everything we get up to during the edit, posting some more photos from set and most importantly letting you know our release date once it’s confirmed.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Pre Production: Week 2

15 April

As of today we only have 1 week left of pre production before we start shooting!

Last week was another week full of location recces, the highlight of which was visiting quite a few of the tunnels that run beneath buildings int he Adelaide CBD. A lot of them had been converted to house utilities for the buildings above them, so weren’t exactly “Wasteland ready” but it was interesting to check them out all the same.

We eventually found a wasteland-esque one on some private property outside the city.

Later in the week we got a call from the forestry service, letting us know that the scrub burn-off areas we’ve been wanting to check out were safe to enter. It was very odd turning a corner in a national park and seeing a big black patch in the middle of it.

While this was all happening, the cast came in for costume fittings, and our brilliant panda head maker Matt put the final touches on the new Pandas. We’ve had to get new ones made as after multiple trips out to the Flinders Ranges, and a few bouts in a fight pit, Arcayus and Isaac were looking (and smelling) a bit worse for wear. It’s been great this year to have our head maker in Adelaide. Being able to tweak them on the fly means we can keep them as comfortable as possible for our actors. The longer they can stand wearing them on set, the longer we’ll be able to shoot for.

Not long to go now!

Final Cast Announcment: Varrick and Rose

11 April

We’ve saved the big guns ’til last: Chantal Contouri (Varrick) and Lily Pearl (Rose)