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March 3rd 2014
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Two’s Company: Bushwhacked! 2

Kamil Ellis, a 14-year-old Wiradjuri boy joins ABC3's energetic Kayne Tremills on a wild adventure around Australia in Bushwhacked! - Series 2 which starts Friday 7.30pm on ABC3.

"Move over, Bindi Irwin, Australian wildlife television has a new prodigy,” wrote Sydney Morning Herald TV critic Bridget McManus in yesterday's The Guide.

Kamil Ellis has been performing traditional Aboriginal song and dance since the age of two, and he made his TV acting debut in the award-wining My Place

He also landed a guest star role in series three of Dance Academy, appeared in the Sydney Dance Company's production The Secret River, and performed with the Ganang Spirit Dancers as a lead dancer and singer in traditional language. 

In Bushwhacked! - Series 2 Kamil shows Kayne Indigenous rites and rituals, native wildlife as well as challenging him to some heart-pounding missions, including racing a whale shark and hugging a sawfish.

Bushwhacked! - Series 2 produced by Mint Pictures will be distributed internationally by the ACTF.

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