Aussie Netflix producer duo go from Yarra Ranges to Hollywood Hills


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Jason Schepisi and Katherine McIntosh are selling their Dixons Creek property.

TV producer powerhouses Jason Schepisi and Katherine McIntoshare ditching the Yarra Ranges for the Hollywood Hills.

The creative couple, both of whom hail from film and TV royalty, have listed their 35 Lorimers Lane
, Dixons Creek home with $1.27-$1.39 million price hopes.

Mr Schepisi is the son of esteemed director Fred Schepisi— famous for The Devil’s Playground and Meryl Streep drama Plenty — and Ms McIntosh is the daughter of Logie award-winning news presenter Sue McIntosh.

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The two-bedroom house’s interior, with breathtaking views out the window.

The property has a price range of $1.27-$1.39 million.

You can feel the serenity.

Despite having plans and permits approved for a new build at the property, the pair decided to make the move to Hollywood after Netflix agreed to fund eight-part series A Man Called Horse, with Mr Schepisi as executive producer.

“When we got the call up to move to LA, we decided not to go through with the build,” he told Property Insiders.

Mr Schepisi, who’s also an architect, rebuilt the house to enhance its mid-century roots and create “a great two-bed weekend retreat overlooking the famous De Bortoli vineyards”.

Jason Schepisi at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute’s “Biennale” cocktail party held at the Rokeby Studios in 2013.

Katherine and Stephanie McIntosh at Oak Day in 2013. Picture By Julie Kiriacoudis

Katherine’s parents Sue and John McIntosh.

Acclaimed director Fred Schepisi is behind films including The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Plenty, Roxanne and Six Degrees of Separation. Picture: Aaron Francis/The Australian

Fletchers Yarra Ranges agent Richard Wines said the 4.05ha property, which also featured paddocks and dams, was “in a preferred strip of Dixons Creek around all the wineries, with sensational views”.

Having previously lived among the glitz and glamour of LA, the couple had already been planning a return with a number of other projects in the air.

“Katherine was looking at working on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and … architecturally, I wanted to move there,” Mr Schepisi said.

“Simultaneously, we’d been pitching A Man Called Horse. It’s just a fascinating story.”

Puppetry of the Penis creator Simon Morley, who A Man Called Horse will be about.

The view from the Dixons Creek property.

Based on the true story of Australian comedian Simon Morley, the man behind hit stage show Puppetry of the Penis, preliminary casting has Seth Rogenor Joel Edgertonin mind for the lead role.

“Seth has expressed some interest — if he can get the Aussie accent right, he’d be a great drawcard,” Mr Schepisi said.

With Ms McIntosh’s role as a producer on Ellen yet to be confirmed, she will also be opening company LA Landing Inc, to assist other ambitious Aussies making the move to LA.

“LA’s been through quite a renaissance in the last eight years,” Mr Schepisi said.

One of the two bedroom at the mid-century styled home.

A bright cooking space.

“There’s a lot of Aussie talent and Katherine is very connected to the Australian talent in all industries.”

Mr Schepisi will be dividing his time between the Netflix show and architecture projects around the Sunset Strip.

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