Rebecca Gibney has put to bed one of the most enduring reasons why more television isn't produced in Queensland.
The multi-award-winning star of a string of hits such as Packed to the Rafters recently turned her hand to producing the new Seven drama Wanted, along with creating it and starring in it.
And the whole thing was shot in Queensland, ending the argument that many television producers make that there's not enough experienced crew here to make television.
"I categorically disagree," Gibney declared.
"There's so many huge American movies shooting in Queensland. They don't bring their own crews out, they use Queensland crews."
And Gibney knows first hand how high the standard of local television crews are. She, along with co-producers Matchbox Pictures, placed extraordinary demands on the crew for Wanted.
"We are testament to that, we used a Queensland crew and they were awesome," she said.
"It wasn't an easy shoot, we went to 60 locations in 50 days.
"We put them through their paces, we were away for a lot of the time staying hotels, sharing meals, and we were asking a lot of travel time, a lot of extra hours, a lot of overtime and they did it all with a great sense of humour and a great work ethic."
The process of bringing Wanted to Queensland wasn't entirely organic.
Part of the reason it came here was through state government incentives through Screen Queensland to ensure the entire thing was shot here.
That contribution of just over half a million dollars ensured all filming and post-production happened here.
It also means that something you almost never see on television happens in Wanted - the city of Brisbane steps in for Sydney.
The show begins its life in Sydney, with just one shot in the first episode using a flyover of the Sydney skyline.
After that, every Sydney building you see is actually one in Brisbane.
As the series, which follows two women who get caught up in a crime as they try to escape from a criminal element chasing them across the country, more and more of Queensland gets showcased.
"The weather is perfect, the people are awesome, the landscape is amazing," she said.
"The wonderful thing about Queensland is it does have so many different landscapes, you have arid desert, rolling green hills, lush tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. It was everything we needed for our show."
While the shoot may have whipped Gibney and her crew around to a multitude of different locations, she did have time to stop and take some of them in and became particularly enamoured with one of our regional towns.
"I really fell in love with Stanthorpe," she said.
"It was so beautiful, we went to the Giraween National Park and it was just beautiful. We found this awesome winery, I went back three times in 24 hours, twice for lunch and once for dinner."
The first episode of Wanted goes to air on Seven next month and the final parts of the series are in the last stages of post-production.
Gibney said once that was completed she would begin turning her head to other projects.
"I love it, I think having had over 30 years experience I know what I'm talking about, I know a good script and I think I can contribute," she said.
Since leaving Packed to the Rafters, Gibney has mostly dedicated herself to short-run dramas for Seven - first The Killing Fields and then the spin off Winter.
Wanted is another short run, but Gibney said she would happily return to long-form drama if the project was right.
"I think after Rafters I needed a break from long-form drama," she said.
"But for the right project, and if it was something I was creating, I would definitely go back to it."
And that very well could see her making a more permanent move to the Sunshine State.
"We are actually talking to a number of different producers here in Queensland about things in the future," she said.
"My mum would love that because she lives here, my brother and my sister live here and half of my nieces and nephews, so never say never."
Wanted premieres on the Seven Network on February 9 at 9pm.