Multiplatform Foxtel drama Slide gets underway

Production has kicked off on Foxtel’s ambitious youth focused drama Slide.  

The announcement:

Production has commenced on the ten episode television drama SliDE, which will premiere exclusively on FOX8 in 2011.

Specifically designed for FOXTEL‟s flagship channel, SLiDE, is co-produced by Playmaker Media and Hoodlum and is a furiously funny and fearlessly frank series following the exploits of five teenagers smashing their way into adulthood. Cameras rolled in Brisbane this week.

SliDE will star five of Australia‟s freshest acting faces – Adele Perovic, Ben Schumann, Brenton Thwaites, Emily Robins and Gracie Gilbert. The series focuses on the „first times‟ of these five young teenagers who encounter every manner of obstacle in their quest to steal experiences they‟re not entitled to – nothing will dampen their outlook or spirit.

The series is devised as a multiplatform online / television drama featuring social media and an online experience that stands to revolutionise how television programs connect and communicate with the audience.

In addition to tuning in to the one hour episodes each week on FOX8, you will be able to experience SLiDE on the internet at FOX8.tv and via social media, Facebook and Twitter, providing viewers with an entertainment experience like never before.

“SLiDE is an ambitious Australian drama that takes us flying into the new world of online and social media. It is a FOXTEL first, and will fit perfectly into FOX8‟s schedule in 2011,” FOXTEL Executive Director of Television and Marketing Brian Walsh said.

“The producers and writers have done an outstanding job in connecting with the age group and desired audience so far. SLiDE will be raw and real and, in true FOXTEL tradition, different to what has been seen on Australian television previously.”

Source: Foxtel press release


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