There’s a brand new sitcom airing all of this week on ABC COMEDY as part of NAIDOC Week. It’s called KGB, and it’s the brainchild of WA indigenous filmmakers Luke and Dan Riches.
Now, this is not the first we’ve had these guys in the studio. The brothers are a part of the band The Struggling Kings who last year performed live on the Drive Show!
In between writing and gigging Luke and Dan do a bit of film making, and KGB is their film baby. The idea was formed over a year ago, and they were the lucky candidates that got chosen from thousands of other indigenous filmmakers by the ABC to have their project produced. The very first idea submitted was actually about the band, but ABC said: “keep trying”. So the boys reflected on their time living in Koondoola, Girrawheen and Balga, then KGB was born.
KGB is a comedy (not a documentary!) about two indigenous cops working in the same area that they live in. They encounter friends and family and have to navigate how to deal with these two colliding worlds.
Some of the actors are from the KGB area so that there is a real community connection.
“For us it’s offering a fresh. new perspective. Historically aboriginal eople have played farm hands and trackers. But we’re looking at it from a contemporary context and capturing real life, everyday stuff. So we think there’s a gap there in Australian TV, plus we just want to make people laugh and have fun!”
NOTE: KGB is rated M. Watch here.