Acclaimed ABC series Redfern Now is getting a run on NITV.
The 2012 anthology series helmed by UK writer Jimmy McGovern won awards from the AACTAs, Logies, Australian Director’s Guild, Screen Music Awards and more.
There are tough episodes, but others that are uplifting. The performances are top-notch.
Redfern Now focuses on six powerful, funny, bittersweet stories which explore extraordinary events in ordinary lives. Six families, unconnected, except that their lives are all changed by a seemingly insignificant incident, an accident or a moment’s decision that spirals into a life-changing event.
Redfern Now is contemporary inner city Indigenous life, told by the people who live it now.
The series is a unique collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers – Wayne Blair (The Sapphires), Catriona McKenzie (Satellite Boy), Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae), Leah Purcell (Lantana), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires) – and one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Emmy and BAFTA award-winner Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Cracker, The Lakes).
Series One, Episode One: Family
Grace and Wesley and their family are off on the holiday of a lifetime and the taxi is waiting. Then Grace gets a call from the young son of her mentally ill sister.
7:30pm Thursday March 22 on NITV.