Sunshine

The truth will come to light.


MINISERIES

 

Credits

Produced by
Ian Collie
Anna McLeish
Sarah Shaw

Original concept by
Ian Collie
Rachael Turk
Lisa Cox

Written by
Matt Cameron
Elise McCredie

Directed by
Daina Reid

Starring
Anthony LaPaglia
Melanie Lynskey
Wally Elnour

Synopsis

SUNSHINE is a four-part drama series set in the working class Melbourne suburb of Sunshine. It is in this humble suburb that our South Sudanese protagonist, Jacob Garang, resides; a star basketballer with dreams of climbing his Biblical namesake’s ladder to heaven: the American National Basketball Association (NBA). Running parallel to Jacob’s sporting aspirations and life within Sunshine’s South Sudanese community is a high-stakes criminal investigation. Police are hunting down the perpetrator of a violent assault, which has left a young teenage girl from the prestigious suburb of Templestowe in a coma fighting for her life.

SUNSHINE is a vibrant, kinetic and compelling hybrid drama that explores a world of contrasts - truth and reconstruction, past and present, hope and heartbreak – felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land.