Deadlock

In Production

Deadlock crashes though the incredible highs, joy, heartbreak, camaraderie, laughs and bittersweet sorrow of what it is to be a teenager. When a mysterious car crash exposes the dark underbelly of an idyllic paradise, it dramatically changes the lives of the teens it touches. Beating the universal anthem of youth, the story ignites their individual quests to assert who they are, what they want and the risks they take to get there.

Format:   5x 12 min web series & 1hr format version
Genre:   Drama / Comedy
Producer: Belinda Mravicic
Story Producer: Deb Cox & Mike Jones
Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox & Lois Randall
Writer & Director: Billie Pleffer
Original Concept:  Developed by Billie Pleffer, based on an original concept by Deb Cox
Mentor Director: Tony Tilse
Consultant: Bryan Elsley
Investors: An Every Cloud Production, DEADLOCK is presented by Screen Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Every Cloud Productions, in association with Screen NSW & Film Victoria
Development funding: Developed with the assistance of the Screen Australia & Film Victoria
International Sales:  All3Media International

Development of the series involved six emerging Australian writers and local youth sharing their experiences with the series writers and producers as part of the Deadlock Script Lab Workshop hosted by Northern Rivers Screenworks, and held in collaboration with Bryan Elsley (co-creator and co-writer of the edgy UK youth drama series Skins, and, more recently, Dates, Clique and Kiss Me First).

Script Lab Workshop Emerging Writers: Billie Pleffer, Michelle Law, Lucy Campbell, Seaton Kay-Smith, Shane Salvador, Tim Logan
Script Lab Workshop funding: Funded by Screen Australia's Enterprise Industry Program, produced by Every Cloud Productions with the assistance of Northern Rivers Screenworks.

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Photograph © Louella Pleffer

Blog

  • Deadlock prepares to shoot in Northern Rivers with YouTube sensation RackaRacka brothers in leading roles
    Aug 2017

    Deadlock prepares to shoot in Northern Rivers with YouTube sensation RackaRacka brothers in leading roles

     DEADLOCK, the daring new youth series for ABC iview, begins filming view full post

  • Deadlock attracts opportunities for regional youth in the Northern Rivers
    Jul 2017

    Deadlock attracts opportunities for regional youth in the Northern Rivers

    Every Cloud Productions and Screenworks are delighted to announce that view full post

  • Screenworks Regional Attachement Program for Deadlock Cast & Crew
    May 2017

    Screenworks Regional Attachement Program for Deadlock Cast & Crew

    Screenworks is partnering with Every Cloud Productions to create view full post

  • Q&A with Deb Cox, original concept creator and producer behind Deadlock
    May 2017

    Q&A with Deb Cox, original concept creator and producer behind Deadlock

    Interview with Deb Cox about the development process of Every Cloud's view full post

  • Deadlock starts filming in August for ABC
    May 2017

    Deadlock starts filming in August for ABC

    Every Cloud, ABC and Screen Australia are excited to announced that view full post

  • Deadlock gets Story Development Funding
    Apr 2016

    Deadlock gets Story Development Funding

    Every Cloud Productions drama series Deadlock has been given view full post

  • Skins creator Bryan Elsley praises young Aussie writers at Deadlock Workshop
    Jan 2016

    Skins creator Bryan Elsley praises young Aussie writers at Deadlock Workshop

    Original article from IF Magazine by Brian Karlovsky-  if.com.au  view full post

  • Every Cloud selects six emerging writers for Deadlock Script lab
    Dec 2015

    Every Cloud selects six emerging writers for Deadlock Script lab

    Every Cloud Productions has selected six emerging screenwriters for a view full post

  • Deadlock Emerging Screenwriter Script Lab Applications Open
    Oct 2015

    Deadlock Emerging Screenwriter Script Lab Applications Open

    In an exceptional opportunity for emerging Australian screenwriters, view full post