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Hapless city cop, Toby Banks, is demoted to night duty in the sleepy beachside village of Coolum, only to find himself investigating strange late night phone calls that reveal the bizarre truth of the town – a place where men turn into chickens, mermaids fall in love with locals and cats return from the grave…

www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/strange-calls/

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Crew

Director
Daley Pearson
Writers
Daley Pearson  Anthony Mullins
Producer
Vanessa Oxlad
Executive Producers
Tracey Robertson  Nathan Mayfield  Debbie Lee  Brett Sleigh
Dir. of Photography:
Robert Humphreys ACS

Cast

Cast
Toby Truslove - Barry Crocker - Katherine Hicks - Patrick Brammall

Production Details

Production Completion Date
2012
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Production Company
Hoodlum Entertainment and Hoodlum Active Pty Ltd

Sales

Australian Sales
ABC Commercial
International Sales
DCD Rights

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By Sandy George