GRACE BESIDE ME - coming to NITV and ABC ME in 2018
A rich and humorous coming of age story.
Adapted from the award winning novel by Sue McPherson
Producers – Lois Randall and Dena Curtis
Story Producer - Sam Carroll
Directors - Lynn-Maree Danzey, Nicholas Verso, Beck Cole
Writers – Sue McPherson, Briar Grace Smith, Sam Carroll, Kodie Bedford, Danielle MacLean, Gina Roncoli, Giula Sandler, Tristan Michael Savage, David Hannam.
13 x 30 minute television series for 8 - 12 year old audiences.
Fuzzy Mac’s life is turned upside down on her 13th birthday, when she discovers she can communicate with spirits! It’s hard enough navigating the highs and lows of becoming a teenager while living with your eccentric Nan and Pop. Throw in a host of needy spirits, mischievous totems and spooky ancestors, and you have a recipe for a whole bunch of trouble! Combining whimsy, adventure, comedy and drama, the series takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride, following Fuzzy, as she learns to accept her gift and understand the meaning of ‘grace’.
Developed with support from NITV, ABC, ACTF, Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and Screen NSW. Commissioned by NITV and ABC Me with a Disney Channel presale (Australia and NZ), distribution advance from 9Story Media Group (International) and investment from Screen Australia, NITV, ABC, Screen Queensland and Cutting Edge.
A Magpie Pictures Production.