Luke Arnold, an Australian actor, has finished his most recent project, and he can’t say enough good things about it.
Luke, 37, made a lengthy post on Instagram on Thursday about his new part on SBS drama True Colours, sharing a series of images from the stunning Alice Springs in the process.
“Most of my friends think of me as a fairly lucky guy, but the last few months have truly topped it,” the Home & Away star began his statement.
“I’ve completed ‘True Colors,’ and I can’t begin to explain how life-changing this experience has been. The Arrernte people of Amoonguna and Alice Springs have welcomed, educated, protected, and supported me, and I’ve made a whole crew of new friends and partners.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project, and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with.”
The actor, who portrayed Lewis Hayes, Sam Frost’s love interest on Home and Away, ended his tweet with a message of solidarity for those who are presently under lockdown.
“My heart breaks for people who are still under lockdown. It’s a pain. But I’m happy that this Australian tale with unique characters, difficult problems, bold performances, and boundless enthusiasm was given a chance to shine.”
True Colours is a Bunya production for SBS, produced in partnership with National Indigenous Television (NITV), Screen Territory, and Screen NSW, and in collaboration with Screen Australia’s First Nations Department.
The fictitious storey takes place in Alice Springs’ Macdonnell Ranges, east of Mparntwe.
True Colours was created by Warren H. Williams, an Arrernte singer-songwriter, and Erica Glynn, a writer and director. It comes after an inquiry into a suspected vehicle accident in the Indigenous village of Perdar Theendar.
Along with Luke, the series will also include Errol Shand, Emilie de Ravin, Trisha Morton Thomas, Ben Oxenbould, and Miranda Otto, as well as its creator Warren.
“True Colors continues to see screen production activity in the Northern Territory flourish,” said Jennie Hughes, director of Screen Territory. “With this edgy homegrown high-end drama series penned and directed by Indigenous Territorians, employing Territorian cast and crew, and providing economic opportunities for the wider central Australian region.”
“We are ecstatic to acknowledge the creative driving force of genuine Indigenous Territory voices behind this programme, which is globally recognised for the richness and complexity of its Indigenous culture.”