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The stage is set for heart-warming ABC doco This Is Going To Be Big

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The ABC is thrilled to announce the premiere broadcast of the award-winning documentary series This Is Going To Be Big on Tuesday, 30 April at 8pm on ABC TV, with all episodes available to stream on ABC iview.

This two-part documentary series is a humorous and heart-warming coming-of-age story which unfolds as teenagers living with disabilities: Chelsea, Elyse, Halle and Josh, share their dreams and desires while confronting their challenges as they prepare for their high school musical about John Farnham.

Directed by Thomas Charles Hyland, This Is Going To Be Big gained unprecedented access to Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School (SMRSS) at Bullengarook, Victoria. All filmed against the backdrop of the classroom, lunchbreaks, auditions, rehearsals and performances of the school’s biennial musical production.

This Is Going To Be Big is not a documentary series focusing on disabilities and differences, rather a life-affirming and tenderly humorous insight into young adulthood, with universal themes of love, friendship, belonging and self-acceptance.

This Is Going To Be Big is a Fremantle Australia and Truce Films production, made inclusively with the support of Bus Stop Films for the ABC.

 To watch the trailer, click here

 

Discover a range of bingeworthy docuseries exploring real people, real lives and extraordinary stories on ABC iview now.

 

Production Credits: This Is Going To Be Big is a Fremantle Australia and Truce Films production for the ABC. Principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with VicScreen. Financed with support from the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere Fund, Netflix, Abstar Productions and the ABC. Director: Thomas Charles Hyland. Executive Producer: David Briegel-Jones. Executive Producers/Producers: Josie Mason Campbell for Fremantle Australia, Jim Wright for Truce Films. Producer: Catherine Bradbury. ABC Commissioning Editor: Kalita Corrigan. ABC Head of Factual: Susie Jones.

 

For further information please contact:

Rob Caulley, ABC Marketing Communications Specialist

0401 523 352 | [email protected]

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