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Relax after Christmas with three new South Australian comedies

19 December 2016

The South Australian Film Corporation is pleased to announce ABC iview has just finalised air dates for three new comedies produced through the SAFC/ABC ‘iview originals’ initiative. 

The three new 6 x 5 minute narrative comedy web series, Goober, Almost Midnight and Lost in Pronunciation will launch on exclusively on ABC iview during the Christmas/New Year week. 

Goober premieres on December 26

Goober is about Harry (Brendan Williams), a too-friendly Uber driver, convinced that every passenger will be his next best friend. Harry is on the autism spectrum, and spends his days bemusing and confusing his passengers – despite the support of his dad (Shane Jacobson), always just a hands-free phonecall away with encouragement and wisdom.  Written by Ben Crisp, directed by Brendon Skinner and Simon Williams and produced by Kirsty Stark. The show is produced by Epic Films – Screen Producers Association of Australia’s 2016 Breakthrough Business of the Year. 

Almost Midnight premieres on December 26

Almost Midnight is a coming-of-age romantic comedy, with each of the six episodes set a year apart against the backdrop of that glorious moment when boundless promise and uninhibited drunkenness combine – the final five minutes of New Year’s Eve. Dave (co-creator/writer and director Stephen Banham) wants a fairy-tale romance, but lacks the ability to meet or, more importantly, keep the woman of his dreams, Jen – especially when he’s hampered by the appalling advice of his best friend and self-professed ladies’ man, Acka (co-creator/writer Aaron Casey). Over six New Year’s Eves, we witness Dave’s growth from a bumbling wall-flower to a fully-matured man, comfortable in his own skin and ready for love.  A We’re Not Boys Production. Producers: Alex Keay and Peta Bulsara.

Lost in Pronunciation premieres on January 1

Lost in Pronunciation is a ‘fish out of water’ comedy series from the award-winning and fast-rising comedian, Venezuelan born Ivan Aristeguieta.  Lost in Pronunciation is the autobiographical story of a young man who escapes the dangers of Venezuela only to find himself in ‘the lucky country’s’ safest, friendliest state – South Australia. With the help of two Aussie housemates, lesbian tradie Tia (Lori Bell), and her hipster vegan brother Scott (Nic Krieg), Ivan learns that to become a permanent resident isn’t so much about ticking boxes on a form, but adapting to the strange and unique customs that we may take for granted, but make us truly Australian. Created and written by Ivan Aristeguieta and Chris McDonald. Directed by Richard Jasek and produced by Julia DeRoeper. A collaboration between ABC iview, the South Australian Film Corporation and JDR Screen. 

Read the full release here.

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