The harsh reality of living on the edge of the Simpson Desert and the buzz of its annual events will be showcased in a new documentary called "Birdsville".
The one-hour documentary is part of SBS's Untold Australia series and follows the Queensland Outback town through a period of change.
Writer and director Dan Goldberg said this was an interesting year to tell Birdsville's story because there was a lot of change happening in the remote town.
"The pub is for sale for the first time in a generation, the bakery has just been shut and liquidated and the Birdsville Roadhouse is also up for sale," Mr Goldberg said.
"There are only half a dozen businesses in Birdsville and half of them are for sale. If you had a lazy $10 million you could pretty much buy Birdsville tomorrow."
"Everyone has heard of Birdsville. They have these events on their bucket list but most people don't ever get to it," Mr Goldberg said.
"These events are isolated, one of a kind and have their own culture, drawing crowds from all corners of the country.
"As someone said in the documentary 'half the people at the races don't even get to see a horse run', it's just a giant piss-up in the desert."
Mr Goldberg said the production crew had already been to Birdsville three times.
"The documentary will start with the 2019 Birdsville Races and finish with the 2020 Big Red Bash. But it shows behind the scenes when the town has less than 100 people, it's 50 degrees and there is a billion flies. That's the Birdsville that we really want to show," he said.
"It has a school with seven students, it has an interesting community living on the final frontier on the edge of the outback, an indigenous ranger is desperate to record his legacy as he is one of the last speakers of his language, the Outback cop went viral last year for cooking an egg on his truck in the desert, planting a new park in the middle of the desert. These are the vital elements we also want to showcase.
"It's a sneak peak into the tiny outback outpost but it's fun, quirky, entertaining; everything that Birsdsville is."
Birdsville will go to air at the end of 2020.
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