The new ABC TV drama series My Place is one of ABC3’s feature attractions -a new locally produced drama, depicting several generations of children who live in the very same spot over the course of 130 years.
The 13 x 30min series opens in 2008 and travels back to 1888. Based on the award winning book by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, all of the 13 kids have a talent for some kind of trouble, each hiding up the same old fig tree, each with a story to tell.
The series will be accompanied by a website in which kids can have fun with the history of each decade.
The first episode “2008 – Laura” features Maddie Madden as 10yo ‘Laura’ who borrows a tinnie to muck about in the canal. It sinks, taking with it the ashes of its owner’s beloved dog. She can’t find a way to own up and say sorry. It’s 2008 and the Prime Minister is trying to do the same thing with her mob.
The adult cast features Susie Porter, Dan Wyllie, Sacha Horler, Russell Dykstra, Leah Purcell and Dan Spielman plus plenty of notable actors in guest roles.
The first episode is written by Leah Purcell, directed by Shawn Seet and the series is produced by Penny Chapman.
It begins Friday, December 4 at 8pm on ABC3 and follows each weeknight at 8pm from December 7th.