Steve Jaggi and Vanessa Shapiro
Los Angeles based Nicely Entertainment and Australian production house The Steve Jaggi Company are cementing their relationship with a slate of new high-concept television series’ and movies for the global market. Past projects from the two companies have already been enthusiastically received by audiences across the globe, including the Netflix Original young adult series “Dive Club” and romantic feature “This Little Love of Mine.”
In detail, Nicely and The Steve Jaggi Company are developing a minimum of six new television projects including both dramas and young adult series. The partnership will also work on two to three new movies per year with the next one to start production in Fall 2022.
“A Royal in Paradise” - the third movie collaboration between the two partners and the first under the new deal – commenced production this week in Australia’s beautiful South East Queensland. Actor Rhiannon Fish steps into the lead role alongside Mitchell Bourke as her royal love interest. The film is directed by Adrian Powers, and written by Powers and Caera Bradshaw.
The story follows New York writer Olivia Perkins (Fish), a successful author on deadline for her next romantic adventure novel. On the other side of the world, Prince Alexander (Bourke) needing some distance, decides to attend a marine conservation fundraiser on Haven Isles. On arriving at the island, the Prince and Olivia meet and form a friendship, but Alexander keeps his identity a secret. Experiencing all the Island has to offer, Olivia and Alexander grow closer, until the Prince’s true identity is exposed by a royal spy.
“It has been incredible to see ‘Dive Club,’ ‘This Little Love of Mine’ and ‘Love in Bloom’ be so well-received by audiences around the world. The Steve Jaggi Company is a wonderful creative collaborator, and I’m excited about the slate of strong projects in the pipeline,” commented Vanessa Shapiro, CEO of Nicely Entertainment.
“The Steve Jaggi Company has found its sweet spot working across both the young adult and romance genres, and it has been rewarding to see our projects reach Netflix’s top 10 in so many territories around the world. We are spoilt for choice here in Australia when it comes to talent and locations, and we’re looking forward to continuing our successful working relationship with the team at Nicely,” Steve Jaggi added.
Nicely Entertainment will also be handling global sales and distribution of the Giant Screen 8k HDR family friendly documentary “Beyond the Reef,” which showcases the stunning Great Barrier Reef and its amazing biodiversity in a fun and pacy presentation aimed at tween audiences. Hosted and narrated by actor and social media influencer Shuang Hu, “Beyond the Reef” will be released to the international market this fall. “Beyond the Reef” is produced by The Steve Jaggi Company with In Three Production.