Youth Drama to Screen

The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia), July 7, 2018 | Go to article overview

Youth Drama to Screen


Byline: Jasmine Burke Jasmine.Burke@northernstar.com.au

A NEW drama series filmed on the Northern Rivers, using local talent, has been compared to the hit British drama series Skins.

Deadlock is coming to our screens soon, and it may just open your eyes about the realities of life for our youth.

It was developed by film-maker Deb Cox (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries), was inspired by the realities surrounding a tragic accident which producer and Every Cloud Productions co-founder Fiona Eagger said "moved Deb so deeply she wanted to do something with it".

The series is set against the backdrop of a terrible car crash that transforms the lives of five teenagers and their community.

Ms Eagger said the event "brought up themes of miscommunication, retaliation, anger and where anger gets directed, and prompted the question, what do adults know of the realities of young adults?".

"On one level you've got tourists and people coming in for a good time and then you've got people who live there and terrible things can happen, and what's the ripple effects of something like a terrible incident and loss of life?" Ms Eagger said of the new series.

"An incident happened that made us think about what was happening in (the Northern Rivers) community, and what was happening within the youth of that community and where was the dialogue. …

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