Producers: Ann Darrouzet, Jenni Tosi and Dave Gibson
Format: 26 x 1/2 hour
Holly’s Heroes is a 26 x half hour children’s television series. The central character in Holly’s Heroes is Holly McKenzie, a 14 year old Kiwi whose family move for 12 months from Wellington New Zealand to the rural seaside town of Woolich in Australia.
The series traces a year in the life of Holly, and celebrates the importance of friendship, belonging, and the rewards that come from participation and a simple love of sport. With basketball as a backdrop HOLLY’S HEROES is a funny and light-hearted exploration of being the new kid on the block.
The series explores “tween” issues of friendship, self-esteem, confidence, parental pressure, sibling rivalry, teamwork, identity as well as illuminating the ups and downs that come from being a member of a small community. The series was financed with the participation of Channel 9 and Nickelodeon Australia and TVNZ. Investors include Film Finance Corporation Australia, Film Victoria and NZ On Air.
A Westside Films/Day For Night Production with the Gibson Group.
International & Australian Sales Australian Children’s Television Foundation, www.actf.com.au