THE road trip around Australia that twins Michael and David Karacic took in their 1989 Ford Laser, with nearly 300,000 kilometres on the clock, was meant to be a holiday.
Roadtrippers: Twin brothers Michael and David Karacic, 30, travelled around Australia in their 1989 Ford Laser and in the progress made a series to be screened on TVS. Picture: Lydia Karageorgos
A time to get away from the stress of filmmaking, with perhaps only a little bit of scenery shooting along the way.
But somewhere along the road — probably when they lost a wheel in the desert while travelling 110km/h — the brothers, 30, and their companion Joe Capelo thought they had a film, and a funny one at that.
The 350 hours of footage of their 8000-kilometre adventure have been edited into five 30-minute episodes that form the series Roadtrippers, which will begin screening on TVS on Monday, March 4.
“We travelled everywhere with this car and because it had never let us down it was only natural that it got used for our travel show,” Michael said.
The writer/director team from South Hurstville has been focused on filmmaking since leaving Blakehurst High School.
Immediately after the HSC, they were accepted into a private film school where they learned all the hands-on stuff.
They have been making short films ever since, although feature filmmaking is their long-term goal.
They list the Coen brothers among their filmmaking heroes, and like Joel and Ethan, who made Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men, Michael and David hope to eventually be just as successful.
Roadtrippers begins on Monday, March 4, at 10.30pm on Television Sydney (TVS), digital channel 44, and will be repeated at 2am Thursdays and 4am Sundays.
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