Feature length movie Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, which screened in cinemas at the New Year, will air on ABC3 in March.
Dougie Baldwin (Felix), Joel Lok (Andy), Rahart Adams (Sam) and Matt Testro (Jake) all return, joined by newcomer Angourie Rice as trouble-maker, Tegan.
Head of Children’s TV, Deirdre Brennan, says, “ABC3’s Nowhere Boys is a smash hit drama that has captured the imagination of young Australians and audiences around the world. I’m thrilled that, together with Matchbox Pictures, we’ve been able to expand the adventurous stories and fantastic characters onto the big screen and now a television event Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, premiering on ABC3 next month. I know fans of all ages will love it!”
Earlier this week, Nowhere Boys was awarded the Kidscreen Award for Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series in the Tweens/Teens category at Kidscreen in Miami.
Matchbox Pictures Managing Director, Chris Oliver-Taylor says, “Matchbox is thrilled that Nowhere Boys Series 2 has won this very prestigious award, following on from its Best New Series win at Kidscreen for series 1. The imagination of the amazing Tony Ayres has been brought to life by our fabulous production team and stellar cast, led by the producer Beth Frey. We cannot wait to show audiences the movie next month.”
The film picks up a year on from having crossed dimensions, discovered magic, and battled the Restoring Demon in their own backyards. The Nowhere Boys have returned home to Bremin and are struggling with everyday teenage life. Felix has high hopes for the four heroes. He wants them to push the limits of their magical ability, working as a team to become masters of the arcane. But although he’s unwilling to admit it, the boys have grown apart. The boys, once in perfect magical and elemental alignment, are a tangle of rivalry and distrust. On the verge of separating, the Nowhere Boys are drawn together for one last spell when Felix discovers a magically sealed ‘Book of Shadows’. Unwittingly this releases a powerful force of chaos, and the gang is reluctantly drawn into a showdown that threatens their world and all they love.
Filmed in suburban Melbourne, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows is produced by Beth Frey for Matchbox Pictures with the assistance of ABC, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows is directed by David Caesar (Dirty Deeds, Idiot Box, Mullet) and written by Tony Ayres, Rhys Graham and Craig Irvin.
Sunday, 6 March at 6.30pm on ABC3.