Digital First Comedy Initiative's web series Carpark Clubbing, Halal Gurls and Nightwalkers out now
Create NSW’s Digital First Comedy Initiative in partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Information + Cultural Exchange (I.C.E) funded three online productions to screen on ABC iview and ABC Comedy YouTube Channel, showcasing diverse stories and emerging talent from Western Sydney. All episodes for Carpark Clubbing, Halal Gurls and Nightwalkers are now available.
Carpark Clubbing is a 4x10 minute comedy about the misadventures of three young women trying to escape their responsibilities by hanging out in the carpark of a Western Sydney doughnut shop, only to fall into a surprising triangle friendship and a series of outrageous situations.
Three second-generation Australians, Tasnim Hossain, Sophea Op and Monica Kumar (creators, writers and performers) will achieve their first credit for a scripted web series alongside emerging producer Elliot Clifford and director Sarah Bassiuoni.
Halal Gurls is a 6x10 minute comedy drama that offers a candid look into the lives of three 20-something Hijabis living their best lives in Bankstown, Sydney.
Created by co-writer, co-producer and director Vonne Patiag with Aanisa Vylet, co-producer Petra Lovrencic and episode co-writers Hajer, Sara Mansour and Danielle Stamoulos, Halal Gurls aims to represent modern Muslim women through the heart-warming and authentic lens of its key creatives, all of whom will receive their first scripted web series credit.
Nightwalkers is a 6x10 minute comedy horror about two slayer sisters discovering that a vampire apocalypse has begun in Western Sydney.
Co-created, co-written, co-produced and directed by Adrian Castro with Taylor Davis, Georgina Neville and co-producer Bee Cruse (Former Screen NSW’s Emerging Producer Placement), Nightwalkers pays homage to the cult horrors of the 1980s, shows off the unique geography of Western Sydney, and garners the team’s first scripted web series credit.