Watch teaser: First gay local high school drama to hit Australian screens

Producers expect to show the pilot episode at festivals next year with hopes of a TV pick-up later in 2015

Cast of Subject to Change


An independent coming-of-age drama featuring same-sex attracted lead characters at a suburban Australian public high school is expected to hit local and international screens next year.

‘Through its coming-of-age narrative, Subject to Change will confront the harsh difficulties faced in suburban Australia by following these young adults as they deal with their complex and conflicting emotions. It will be a rocky road to love and inclusion through their final years of high school,’ the website reads.

Creator and executive producer by Daniel Mercieca said, ‘We’re setting it in a suburban Australian public high school, well outside the inner city comfort zone of rainbow flags and wear-it-purple days.’

‘It’s going to be a rough, homophobic experience for young same sex attracted students.’

The independently produced pilot episode of the television program is currently in post production and producers hope to show it at festivals next year.

A thirteen episode series of 22-25 minute episodes is currently in development.

Mercieca added that they currently have no development funding and are seeking discussions with interested co-producers in the new year.

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