Show us the Monkey Man

Aiden, Saoirse, acting teacher Adam Turnbull, Tyson, Mikayla and Lorcan star in Monkey Man. Photo by Marco De Luca

By Alesha Capone

A group of young people from across the west are monkeying around in a new television and web series.

Students from the ATA Acting Studio, run by Williamstown actor Adam Turnbull have filmed an episode of the program Monkey Man.

The ATA studio runs classes for children in Altona Meadows, Yarraville, Hoppers Crossing, Essendon, Caroline Springs and Williamstown.

Youngsters from all the ATA classes will appear in Monkey Man, which is being produced by Bamyasi Media.

In the show, comedian Greg Fleet plays Miles, a former children’s television entertainer turned alcoholic.

He is forced to work as a children’s party clown in order to make a living, which is something of a hardship for a character who dislikes kids.

Mr Turnbull said his students played party guests at the events which Miles performs at.

One of his students, Tyson, appears as the “main child” having a party in one of the episodes.

Mr Turnbull himself also stars as Miles’ agent, Alan.

Monkey Man is being filmed in the Maribyrnong municipality.

It will be released as a web series and Bamyasi Media is also hoping the program will be picked up by a television channel.

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