Upcoming NITV kids drama Grace Beside Me is one of 4 Australian finalists in the 28th Prix Jeunesse International in Germany.
The bi-annual competition aims to shine a spotlight on the world of outstanding television productions for children.
Grace Beside Me from Magpie Pictures has been pre-selected in the 7 – 10 Years Fiction category, which is judged by a German children’s jury consisting of 600 children as well as a professional jury. A German voice-over version will be produced.
Other Aussie finalists include Kazoops, First Day and What’s it Like to Experience a Disability? -all from ABC.
Grace Beside Me producers Lois Randall and Dena Curtis said “We’re honoured to be a finalist in this important award. Grace Beside Me is a thirteen episode series adapted from the novel by Sue McPherson. We believe the selected episode ‘Sorry’ which was written by Sue McPherson and Sam Carroll and directed by Nicholas Verso, is very much in-line with the theme of resilience. We want to acknowledge the beautiful performances of first time actor Kyliric Masella as 13 year old Fuzzy Mac, and Tessa Rose as her grandmother Nan,” they said, “and we congratulate all our team and the other finalists”.
The 28th Prix Jeunesse International is taking place in Munich from 25 – 30 May.
Grace Beside Me premieres on 16th February on NITV.