13 x 30 min | In production | Produced for ABC TV
Hardball is a 13 x 30min live action comedy series that follows fish-out-of-water MIKEY and his two misfit mates, SALWA and JERRY. Their goal? Make Mikey the sweetest-bestest-acest handball champ Western Sydney’s ever seen. He’s got the most powerful strike in the world, if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb!
Hardball is fast-paced, full of lol’s and crammed with action-packed sport sequences. It’s aimed squarely at 7 - 10 year olds, they’ll be charmed by Mikey and his chums. Mikey will often share asides to the camera, offering insight, humour and honesty.
While traversing the highs and lows of pre-teen life, Hardball explores themes of family, multiculturalism and acceptance. Most of the action takes place in the schoolyard and around Auntie’s house/mechanic shop in Western Sydney.