US International Film & Video Festival
50+ years acknowledging creative excellence in film & video productions
JULY 2016  

Indigenous teen drama series wins Certificate

Australian filmmakers Werner Film Productions and Blackfella Films, Sydney, NSW, earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence in the 2016 US International Film & Video Festival for "Ready for This," a 14-part teen drama series with a largely indigenous cast.


Werner (“Dance Academy”) and Blackfella (“Redfern Now”) set the drama in inner city Sydney.
The teenagers, all elite in their own field, have come to live at Arcadia House in pursuit of their dreams. What they find is opportunity, how to tackle loneliness and the meaning of family.


The series was produced by Big Chance Films for ABC, in association with Screen Australia and Screen NSW. Program creators are Joanna Werner, Darren Dale, Liz Doran and Miranda Dear. Producers are Werner and Dear. It won in Entertainment.


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