The Territory Series Optioned for Film and TV - Press Release

Justin Woolley's Territory Series of novels comprising A Town Called Dust, A City Called Smoke and A World of Ash have been called an entertaining blend of Mad Max and The Walking Dead. The Australian set post-apocalyptic series, often praised for the visual nature of its prose, has now been optioned for film and television.


Following negotiation by Alex Adsett Publishing Services the option was secured by up-and-coming Australian director Dana-Lee Mierowsky Bennett.

Mierowsky Bennett is an award winning director, writer and producer. Her short films have screened at film festivals worldwide. She recently completed a short film titled 'Sammy,' with her own production company DLMB Productions and Deadhouse Films. 'Sammy' is a snippet into Mierowsky Bennett's penned television series 'Not My Backyard.'

Selected for a place in the highly competitive Director Series at The National Film and Television School in the UK, Dana-Lee studied under Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt and Director Brian Gilbert.

Dana-Lee's work in a range of roles across a variety of film and television productions has seen her step into director attachment positions with iconic Australian television shows such as 'Mcleod's Daughters,' 'All Saints' and 'Neighbours.'

Both parties are thrilled with the deal with Mierowsky Bennett saying she is "excited to bring this story to life." Woolley, who will be involved with the development of the adaptation, is looking forward to the new direction for his story.

A Town Called Dust (2014), A City Called Smoke (2015) and A World of Ash (2016) are published by Pan Macmillan Australia.