The one-hour HD documentary, commissioned by ABC TV, is a co-production between Queensland production companies Gulliver Media Australia and Bright Films and looks at the special relationship that the 70’s pop group ABBA had and continues to have with Australia and also examine fandom by looking at ABBA’s Australian legion of fans.
Sequences in the film will show Aussie fans who travelled to the opening night in New York of the new musical Kristina, penned by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the two Bs from Abba; bearded fans dressed as nuns singing ABBA favourites in Amsterdam and concerts by ABBA tribute group Bjorn Again.
The most recent filming took place in Trundle, a small town near Dubbo, NSW, where the team covered the inaugural ABBA Festival. Over 600 ABBA fans showed up for the 3 day festival.
The documentary is a long term labour of love by producers and writers Bec McElroy and Matti Crocker and is funded by Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and ABC TV.