Reef Break

13 x 1hr TV DRAMA SERIES, 2019

ABC Studios International/Disney

Executive Producers: Steve Pearlman, Poppy Montgomery, Mark Rosner, Ruthanne Secunda

DOP: Bruce Young, Geoffrey Hall

Angela Cerasi colour graded this TV series Reef Break, including colour dailies and live remote grading with Technicolor Hollywood.  Reef Break was filmed on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  Post production for this French-American TV series was completed at The Post Lounge in Brisbane.  The series Post Production Executive Producer was Kurt Royan, working with then Post Producer Bronwyn Ketels.


Reef Break is crime drama featuring main character Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue. Cat’s reappearance also makes waves for old friends, enemies and lovers, including an FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss and a police detective lover who is in over his head.


Each episode is a character-driven cocktail of crime, surf, sex and sunshine, and for Cat, the lines between work and play have never been blurrier.


The series was announced on May 2, 2018.   ABC Studios International produced the television series for French broadcaster M6.   On August 23, 2018, it was announced that ABC had picked up the series for its own 2019 summer schedule. The first season would consist of 13 episodes.  On April 10, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on ABC in the United States on June 20, 2019.


To see another series that involved remote live grading from Angela Cerasi, check out the trailer and stills for Dawn of the Dolphins, a Stan original.  Too see another series where Senior Colourist Angela Cerasi more recently collaborated with The Post Lounge, check out TV series The Swap.