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Teen drama “Greenstick” follows the trials and tribulations of a group of young adults during their first summer after high school, as they deal with the unexpected and tragic death of a close friend.AT 7 PM ON JULY 31st 2013 LOOP BAR (23 Meyers St, Melbourne) will host the premiere screening of GREENSTICK, a youth drama series that follows the trials and tribulations of a group of young adults during their first summer out of high school, as they deal with the unexpected and tragic death of a close friend.

AUBREY (Emily Coupe) is just a regular girl from rural Victoria who moves to the big city with dreams of television stardom, until she is thrust into the eye opening, fast-paced and sometimes dangerous world of her childhood crush RICK (Nicholas Tamouridis), a former criminal who is trying to get his life back on track. Throughout the course of the series Aubrey becomes acquainted with Rick’s group of friends as they face the perils of growing up in an increasingly unforgiving modern world. These include quick witted and worldly socialite RUMER (Laura De Iongh), the endearing but sometimes socially inept GEORGE (Matthew Coleman), party animal and “perfect on paper” SCOTT (Andy Madder), the mysterious and guarded SKY (Felicity Townsend), the charismatic and intelligent ELI (Zak Marrinan), quirky and impressionable “good girl gone bad” AMANDA (Laura Lillywhite Robinson) and master manipulator CHARLI (Shenae Palmer).

The program, which has been described by 21-year old creator Sam Hamilton as SKINS meets SIX FEET UNDER, tackles hard-hitting issues issues such as suicide, mental health, substance abuse, crime, terminal illness, sexuality and coming of age during an increasingly socially disconnected era. “I have drawn from the experiences of myself, friends and family in order to present the most to produce the most authentic, true to life portrayal of these issues as possible”, he says.

The young team behind the project, who range in age from 18 to 26, hope that it will be able to fill the gritty, no-holds-barred arena that is currently missing in contemporary Australian Youth programming. It abandons the soap operatic theatrics of recent overseas contemporaries such as THE OC, 90210 and GOSSIP GIRL in favour of a more raw, hard-hitting and uncompromising presentation of teenage life in modern times.

ACTRESS LAURA DE IONGH reveals: “I read the script, and I did not even hesitate to be involved. I just thought it was brilliant, how plausible and real this series is and I think that everyone will be able to pull something from one of the characters and situations, that they will find really relevant to themselves”.

The program will be airing as a 16-part WEB SERIES, with hopes of attracting the attention of a network and being reworked for AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION.

For updates, videos and promotional material regarding the series please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/greensticktv

The series will air online via http://www.youtube.com/greensticktv in 5-12 minute installments, beginning August 10.

 http://greensticktv.tumblr.com/

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