Fake Brisbane Netflix documentary: Event not genuine
The post the other day by a page calling itself “Netflix Australia– Brisbane” brought in more than 6000 comments and was shared almost 500 times.
“Hey Perseverance Valley Brisbane!” it stated.
“We’re on the hunt for individuals who may like to reveal us their insane celebration side (or main documentary) on video camera (anonymously or not) and likewise have anonymous (no faces, names, voices and so on) chats with us to put together for a Netflix Original Series documentary next year. If this sounds like you or your crew, tag them or message us.”
The post continued, “We desire to check out binge drinking, ‘kick ons’, and all the important things that come with ‘having a night out’. Please contact us, we require you! Have a coffee with us and tell us your story! If you can make it, this is the initial step: have a look at the event this Friday (and feel free to bring some friends).”
Netflix decreased to supply a declaration however said it understood the event and confirmed it was “not genuine”.
The “Netflix Australia– Brisbane” page has actually since relabelled itself “Netflix Originals”, while the listing for the occasion at The Wickham bar has been removed.Netflix has validated
Earlier this year he posted a comparable” casting call”in the Brisbane City Facebook group advising individuals to “tag your mates “.” If you are over in between (sic)18 and 29 and regularly out in the Valley location over weekends however also during weeks … can be on your own or in a group of up to five … have no concerns having a TV crew around you … comprehend this is a DEMO PITCH therefore nobody is paid till Channel 7 has it in its hands … then you have nothing to await,”the post said.One user on Reddit wrote, “F *** this guy. Fairly sure I saw him around 1:30 the other day afternoon at Roma St station wearing a phony Netflix Crew shirt.” Facebook users
shared screenshots of Wilkie’s Tinder profile where he is envisioned wearing a Tee shirts that states” Netflix Producer Crew” and describes himself as a “Freelance Pitch Producer at Netflix”.” I’m Kyle, I’m 26,”the bio says.” I got a gig to pitch a TELEVISION documentary with Netflix and we’re dealing with one in Brisbane if anyone’s eager message me!(Simply remember it’s a pitch so nobody gets paid.)Essentially I’m simply searching for brand-new people to learn more about while I’m here. That being stated I’m still young( well sort of) and I like to have a beverage and socialise. “The developer has actually been spotted in the city using a Netflix T-shirt. Image: Katie King/Facebook Source: Facebook Kyle Daniel Wilkie posted a comparable’casting call’ on Facebook in May. Image: Katie King/Facebook Source: Facebook Recently he declared to be an American ‘lost in Brisbane’. Photo: Katie King/FacebookSource: Facebook
I’ve attempted to make it as public as I can so people don’t think it’s this shady underground thing.”According to members of The Buddy Zone Facebook group, Wilkie posted a
live-stream there numerous months ago pretending to be an American who had simply moved from California.Wilkie declared he was stuck in Fortitude Valley without any idea how to get home.One of the group’s female members took an Uber out to the city to select him up, however when he got back to her house his story began to unwind and those seeing the live-stream ended up being suspicious.”He sat in her house for like an hour doing absolutely nothing till she called him an Uber house, “group member Katie King, 22, said in a Facebook message.”It’s totally unusual because he did
n’t get anything out of it besides a complimentary trip. We likewise don’t know what would
have happened if she wasn’t live-streaming the whole thing.” Ms King stated she wanted to “get the word out since that post is illuminating with hundreds of comments from individuals”. Wilkie has actually been called for comment.
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