CAPTION: Hamish Dodd and his wife Anita.
Millions of TV viewers worldwide are watching a new TV series Kiwi bach, under a deal with Netflix.
The 100 Day Bach’ features TV designer Hamish Dodd and his wife Anita, building their dream bach in Kuratau, on the western side of Lake Taupo.
The series was created and produced by Auckland-based media company Stripe Media. Managing Director Alex Breingan has successfully negotiated the screening rights with Netflix in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Africa and India.Since the series began airing on Netflix, its Facebook page has received messages and comments from all corners of the globe.
The show is not being shown on Netflix in New Zealand because Choice has the rights through till the end of the year.
Breignan said the Netflix screenings had been a boost for the company and he was currently in talks with a broadcasters in. Australia and the UK and has suited two proposals for Netflix original content
He said that Stripe Media had approached Netflix about making content, and it skedaddles what else it had made.
“They liked what they saw and next thing we were updating it and removing the ad breaks.”
The 8-part series first aired on Choice TV in September 2015. A second series is now in development.
Alex Breingan is also Executive Producer of Three’s morning show The Café, and Co-Founder of Choice TV. The series was directed by Marcus Clayton.
Hamish Dodd is a Designer and TV presenter, and previously worked on eight seasons of the ‘My House My Castle’ series.