Phil Sandberg, Content Technology.com.
Australian Children’s TV Series ‘Grace Beside Me’ has been announced as a finalist in the 28th Prix Jeunesse International 2018. The bi-annual international festival and competition, taking place in Munich from 25 – 30 May 2018, aims to shine a spotlight on the world of outstanding television productions for children. The 2018 theme is ‘Strong Stories for Strong Children: Resilience and Story Telling’. The finalists are selected from almost 400 children’s programs from all over the world. One of four Australian finalists, Grace Beside Me has been pre-selected in the 7 – 10 Years Fiction category, which is judged by a German children’s jury consisting of 600 children as well as a professional jury. A German voice-over version will be produced.
Producers Lois Randall and Dena Curtis said “we’re honoured to be a finalist in this important award. Grace Beside Me is a thirteen episode series adapted from the novel by Sue McPherson. We believe the selected episode “Sorry” which was written by Sue McPherson and Sam Carroll and directed by Nicholas Verso, is very much in-line with the theme of resilience. We want to acknowledge the beautiful performances of first time actor Kyliric Masella as 13 year old Fuzzy Mac, and Tessa Rose as her grandmother Nan,” they said. “And we congratulate all our team and the other finalists.”