- The 1981 film ‘Gallipoli‘.
- ‘Looking For Alibrandi,’ either the book and/or the film.
- A Shakespearean play; ‘Romeo & Juliet‘ if your teacher was standard, ‘Macbeth‘ if they were a bit ~ZANY~.
- ‘Animal Farm‘
- ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock‘
“We are very proud to commission this exciting television event drama exclusively for Foxtel subscribers. Like many others, I am a fan of the 1975 Australian film, which was pivotal in establishing the modern Australian film industry.”“This series, based on the classic novel, will take viewers on a new and in depth journey into this incredibly iconic Australian story.”“Our aim is to provide a rich and diverse slate of Australian drama for our viewers and Picnic at Hanging Rock is a story that we feel will intrigue and enthral a contemporary audience.”
Meanwhile co-executive producer and FremantleMedia head of drama Jo Porter stressed the timelessness of the original tale, as well as the strength of the new scripts, written by Beatrix Christian and Alice Addison.
“It is testament to the originality of author, Joan Lindsay, that her novel – charting the chilling mystery of the inexplicable disappearance of the three school girls and their teacher at Hanging Rock and the secrets this event lays bare in its wake – still feels just as fresh, unsettling and relevant today.”“Bea Christian and Alice Addison’s incredible scripts are both brilliant renderings of this mystery and provocative explorations of the underlying themes of gender, control, identity and burgeoning sexuality.”
The production is currently casting the series, which follows the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and their teacher while on a Valentine’s Day picnic in 1900.