Screen Australia has approved funding for an an ambitious four-part dramatised history series that will tell the epic story of Australia’s involvement in World War I through the lives of five Australians.
The War That Changed Us will tell “their transformative journeys through conflict on the war front and the home front will be brought to life through a blend of personal testimony, drama, expert analysis, location filming and archive.”
Funded through the National Documentary Program, the series is to be produced by Andrew Ogilvie, directed by Don Featherstone and written by both Don Featherstone and Clare Wright.
Screen Australia’s Chief Executive Ruth Harley said, “The War That Changed Us has substantial Australian history heritage value, which is one of the core remits of our National Documentary Program. This documentary series is a remarkable Australian story which will be told on a grand scale.”