Quoll Farm Documentary
To produce Quoll Farm, Simon Plowright spent a year living and filming on an abandoned farm in Tasmania. Yes, you read that right — an entire year!
The 55-minute documentary, which aired on ABC on February 14th (7.40pm), took us inside the lives of these fascinating marsupials. The never-before-seen footage shows us the eastern quolls foraging, breeding, and rearing joeys in their underground dens. Plowright and his fellow producer, Nick Hayward, document the behaviour of the eastern quolls and identify individual quolls, giving them adorable names like Clover and Sasha.
These chirpy, charismatic marsupials face many invasive predators — capturing the reality of these dangers was important to Plowright. In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald by Craig Mathieson, Plowright says he didn’t want to paint an unrealistic picture of what goes on out there.