New Aussie Teen Drama with Same-Sex Difference
The new series, Subject to Change, has released a short teaser, hinting towards what is to come.
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The pilot episode of Subject to Change was filmed in Sydney last month and is currently in post production. The producers are planning worldwide film festival release next year.
Creator and Director Daniel Mercieca said “Australian TV is at a turning point. The arrival of streaming services like Netflix, Stan and Presto means Australians will be able to watch the quality TV they want to watch - when and where they want to watch - not just the ‘safe’ programs. Subject to Change has strongest appeal with a young adult demographic (15-35) yet still can find an emotional connection with all viewers, in a similar way to Puberty Blues. It is relatable, realistic and gritty.”
A thirteen episode series of 22-25 minute episodes is currently in development. “We currently have no development funding but look forward to discussions with interested co-producers in the New Year.” Mercieca said.
With more than one in five (according to the National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health Report 2014) Australian high school students not identifying as exclusively heterosexual, the time has come for an all-inclusive series like Subject to Change.
Featuring 16-year-old newcomer Aiden Debono, with co-leads Katy Avery and Maryann Wright, the production has also attracted the talented Julia Ohannessian and Kate Worsley whose roles as the students’ teachers are set to develop through the first season.
The pilot of Subject to Change was written by Thomas Buxereau, co-produced by Rory Delaney and Di Smith.