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Australian creatives adapting Wattpad’s Apocalypse, Bro Code stories for screen

Australian creatives based in Queensland are adapting two stories from Canada-based digital storytelling platform Wattpad.

Jo Dillon

In partnership with Wattpad Webtoon Studios and Screen Queensland, screenwriter Siobhan Domingo and producer Elizabeth Simard are turning Wattpad story How to Lose Weight & Survive the Apocalypse into a TV series.

Written by Kate J Squires, How to Lose Weight & Survive the Apocalypse follows a woman on her journey back to safety and to reunite with her ex-boyfriend in an apocalyptic world.

The second Wattpad project, The Bro Code, will be adapted into a feature film by screenwriter Dominic Morris and producer Nadine Bates, through their prodco Like A Photon Creative.

Written by Elizabeth A Seibert, The Bro Code centres on a damaged high-school soccer star as he navigates a secret romance with his best friend’s sister, in a world where teammates are brothers and breaking the ‘bro code’ is social suicide.

Fans of both stories will be invited to take part in the development process by providing feedback on the scripts.

Screen Queensland chief creative officer Jo Dillon said: “Rarely will creative teams have access to this level of engagement with their prime-target audience. It will be hugely satisfying and constructive for the writers and producers to learn which scenes, characters and ideas really hit the mark and, equally, which ones could do with a bit more work.”


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