Deadlock

In Development

Deadlock reveals the recklessness, vibrancy and resilience of Australian youth through the anarchic lives of its central teenage cast. When long-standing regional rivalries explode at a late-night party, the mystery and chaos of what happens beneath the tropical gloss of an idyllic coastal town is exposed, divulging candid but also darkly humorous stories of the youth of the town... The series will deliver multi-protagonist storylines – some funny and entertaining, others heartbreaking – across various channels and in various forms to give depth and breadth to the story world for our audience. The relationships between our central characters will invite humour and conflict but ultimately testify to the resilience of youth. 

 

Format:   Online Series
Genre:   Drama / Comedy
Producer: Belinda Mravicic
Story Producer: Deb Cox
Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox & Lois Randall
Writer & Director: Billie Pleffer 
Consultant: Bryan Elsley
Script Editor: Mike Jones
Development funding:  Screen Austraila & Film Victoria
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. 

An original concept by Deb Cox, developed for Every Cloud Productions

 

Blog

  • 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

Development Update - Jan 2017

Funded as part of Screen Australia's Enterprise Stories program, and in partnership with Screenworks, Every Cloud held a Script Lab Workshop for emerging writers in Byron Bay late last year, developing the series with youth consultants from the region and Skins co-creator Bryan Elsley as consultant and mentor.

VCA graduate Billie Pleffer was selected as one of six emerging writers to participate in the workshop, and is now working with Mike Jones and Every Cloud’s own Deb Cox, to finalise the scripts for the series.