Writer & Director, Producer, Editor
They weren’t blonde enough for SUMMER BAY
They got lost on their way to RAMSAY STREET
Their exchange to SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH was denied
These year 12 guys had no place on AUSTRALIAN TV...
Watch this pilot episode take-off as you meet Jackson, Lachlan, Ruben and Pat. The best buddies are excited to be starting their final school year, until Mr. White (Mark Mitchell) instructs them to get haircuts for photoday...
With an all student crew we shot this 23-minute pilot in 5 x 10 hour days; a massive accomplishment for all involved.
The show discovered a new talent in Andrew Faulkner, who played the incorrigible Ruben. Based on his standout performance, Faulkner secured an agent and has since hosted KIDS’ WB and featured in several ads. Jenna Rosenow, who played the guest role of ‘Sex Hair’, went onto star in the long running soap opera, NEIGHBOURS.
The four leads are based on my teenage friendship group. Most of what happens in the show was inspired by real life scenarios.
I’ve written scripts for five other episodes as well as a 13-episode outline. Please contact me to request a read of the material.
‘Best Director’ Award at Swinburne’s Graduate Screening - 2009
Ruben: ANDREW FAULKNER (Kids WB)
Pat: Sweeney Young (Neighbours)
Jackson: JOEL FAMULARO
Lachlan: MATT SMOLEN
Sex Hair: JENNA ROSENOW (Neighbours)
Francis: RHYS MITCHELL
Mr. White: MARK MITCHELL (Round The Twist)
Jackson’s Girlfriend: REBECCA LAVINDI
Hot Hairdresser: Anna Jennings-Edquist (Neighbours, The Pacific)
Flamboyant Hairdresser: STEPHEN LOPEZ
American Hairdresser: ASHLEY MARDESIC
Asian Waitress: JESS YOUNG
Young Ruben: CASEY ASPIN
Written & Directed by: LACHLAN RYAN
Producers: TIMOTHY WATTERS, LACHLAN RYAN
Cinematographer: JARROD THEODORE
Editors: JEMMA REA, LACHLAN RYAN
Sound design: LACHLAN HARRIS, NICHOLAS THEODORE
Music by: LACHLAN HARRIS
Art Director: JEAN ANNE LEONG
1st AD: DAVID CLUNE
2nd AD: DAVID BRODER
Camera Assistant: JOHN PAUL BEIROUTY
Gaffer/Clapper: BEN OSBORN
Continuity: JEMMA REA
Production Design: SUMMER DEROCHE
Visual Effects: LACHLAN RYAN
Hair & Makeup: ALICE GREY, EBONY STIRLING
Gaffa: BRADLEY ANDREW
Continuity: STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
Runners: OKEITO SHORTTE, JONATHON SUMNER
Stills: HOLLIE FIFER
Location Scout: MELISSA BOURNE
Titles Designer: JONATHON SUMNER, ANNA BILLINGHAM
Script Editor: JORDAN BOND
Digital Colourist: LACHLAN RYAN
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