Please wait...
Please wait...
Please wait...

Director: John Curran, Mirrah Foulkes, Peter Andrikidis

Producer: Fiona McConaghy

Executive Producer: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, Bryan Elsley, Dave Evans and Vanessa Gazy

Writer: Vanessa Gazy, Jess Brittain, Anya Beyersdorf, Penelope Chai, Clare Sladden

Cast: Sophie Wilde, BeBe Bettencourt, Keiynan Lonsdale, Cody Fern, Cassandra Sorrell, Claude Jabbour, Alexandria Steffensen, Christopher James Baker and Samuel Johnson

Genres: Drama

8 x 60 Minutes

High-achieving twenty-year-old Scout returns home from her first year at Juilliard, the prestigious New York performing arts school, to find her enigmatic, charming, clever best friend Hedwig indefinably changed. On a drug-fuelled night out, moving between parties across the town, Scout confesses her burgeoning romantic and sexual feelings for Hedwig. Tensions escalate throughout the night and culminate in a violent struggle. Scout blacks out. When she wakes up with no memory of the evening’s end, Hedwig is gone.

Across subsequent episodes, we’ll track back into Hedwig’s summer and forwards into Scout’s desperate investigation into her friend’s disappearance. Hedwig is a young woman brought up without privilege, trying to find herself in the adult world. While her prosperous friend headed off to New York to follow her dream of a musical career, Hedwig has been gradually drawn into the shadows of sunny Eden to survive. For her there is no way out; no money and no-one to fall back on – apart from a uselessly drug-addicted father. She has dreams of her own, but to have any hope of living them she must cross to the dark side.

The events of Scout and Hedwig’s reunion, after six months, spin out of control. A party at the mansion of a fading movie star leads to shocking outcomes for both girls, changing the town forever and triggering revelation upon revelation in the lives of the inhabitants. As the episodes proceed with paradoxical shifts of time and perspective, the fates of Scout in the present and Hedwig in the past gradually come into sharp focus. Determined to find out the truth about Hedwig’s fate, Scout unpicks the clandestine relationships she created in her absence. Flawed and out of her depth, Scout nevertheless discovers her own relentless and loyal avenger within. Her new alliance with the enigmatic Detective Katz, finally leads her to the truth about Hedwig’s demise - but also to unexpected and confronting conclusions about her own place in the world.
Creators Credit: Series created by Vanessa Gazy inspired by an original concept by Deb Cox, Every Cloud Productions and Balloon Entertainment.

Company name: Every Cloud Productions
Every Cloud Productions was founded in 2009 by leading Australian screen industry creatives, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, with an aim to create thought provoking and entertaining content for both domestic and international audiences. The company balances strong storytelling and high production values with astute producing expertise and has created more than 100 hours of prime-time drama across a range of genres.
Leading the company’s achievements is the runaway international success, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which has sold to more than 170 territories around the world. The breadth of the ECP catalogue also includes acclaimed Indigenous drama The Gods of Wheat Street, legal drama Newton’s Law, AACTA award winning youth drama series Deadlock, romance drama East of Everything, two seasons of Miss Fisher franchise spin-off Ms Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries and feature film Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, as well as the critically acclaimed reboot of much-loved TV series Seachange. Most recently Every Cloud created the eight-part drama series, Eden, as well as comedy feature, A Sunburnt Christmas, for premium SVOD platform Stan.
In 2018 Every Cloud Productions signed a first look programming deal with All3media International to distribute forth-coming content from Every Cloud’s television development slate and continue to collaborate on making exceptional drama productions for local and international audiences.

More from Screen NSW