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Director: Geoff Bennett, Gracie Otto, Leticia Cáceres

Producer: John Edwards, Dan Edwards, Claudia Karvan

Writer: Kelsey Munro, Jessica Tuckwell, Timothy Lee, Mithila Gupta, Steven Arriagada

Cast: Claudia Karvan, Nathalie Morris, Angus Sampson, Carlos Sanson Jr

300 Minutes

Olympia (‘Oly’) Chalmers-Davis is an overachieving Year 11 student who knows exactly where she’s going. Her boyfriend, doctor’s son Lachie, ticks all the right boxes; she shares with her best friend, Reema, an ambitious 10-year plan: top marks in the HSC, international relations at university, work for the UN, save the world.

Her mother Angie is the head of English at her inner city highschool; and her father Dom is a recently redundant executive who’s been spending nights on his moored boat. Angie and Dom are lost in their own mid-life reckoning.

At school Oly collapses in agony. She’s sped to hospital in an ambulance, accompanied by Angie, and they are both stunned – horrified! - to discover that Oly is in labour. Blindsided, in deep shock, Oly rejects the baby entirely. If she doesn’t acknowledge the baby, then she doesn’t have to acknowledge how her life has irrevocably changed, or that the baby’s father is not her boyfriend; it’s Santiago (‘Santi’) Hernandez, the laid-back son of Angie’s major work crush: Chilean soccer coach Matias.

The Hernandez and Chalmers families clash over differing expectations of family obligations and with Angie and Dom on the brink of separation already, and Matias and his wife Rosa battling their own messy household dynamic, the arrival of the baby sets off each family in different ways.

As the series develops, so does our understanding of what drew Oly and Santi together in the first place, and how it could bring them closer now – if they can navigate this sudden onset of adulthood, and if their families don’t get in the way.

Company name: Roadshow Rough Diamond
Roadshow Rough Diamond is the teaming of John Edwards, Dan Edwards and Roadshow Films. They have made the hit Stan mini-series Romper Stomper (winning the Silver Logie and selling internationally to the BBC and Starz) and Stan’s record-breaking hit Bump (commissioned its third series, sold internationally to CW in the United States, BBC in the UK and HBO Max for Latin America and CBC in Canada to name just a few).

Upcoming this year is the Gregor Jordan-helmed, Australian Gangster for the Seven Network (Red Arrow internationally). Les Norton was made for the ABC with Sonar Entertainment.

Previously, John has made 38 productions, 16 of them winning Logies and AFI/AACTA Awards, many of them ground-breaking. Credits include Offspring, The Beautiful Lie, Puberty Blues, Rush, Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us, Tangle, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Gallipoli, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Beaconsfield, Marking Time, Police Rescue, On the Beach and Cyclone Tracey.

Dan was previously the Executive Vice President for ANZ/Japan for ITVGE, and a regional Director for both Endemol and Southern Star based in Hong Kong. Romper Stomper and Australian Gangster were both co-created by Dan.

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