Nowhere Boys - Series 1

Synopsis

Four boys return from a school excursion to discover they are stuck in a parallel world into which they were never born.

Combining supernatural action-adventure elements with comedy and genuine human drama, the series tracks the journey of alpha jock Jake, Goth Felix, nerd Andy and the golden child Sam in their quest to find out what happened to them and how they can return home.

As relationships are tested and new friendships are forged, the boys are forced to come together to protect themselves, uncover the mystery surrounding them, and find their way home.

To support teachers in the implementation of Nowhere Boys in the classroom, the Nowhere Boys Study Kit, featuring a press kit and ATOM study guide, is available for download from the ACTF.

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Four boys return from a school excursion to discover they are stuck in a parallel world into which they were never born. Combining supernatural action-adventure elements with comedy and genuine human drama, the series tracks the journey of alpha jock Jake, Goth Felix, nerd Andy and the golden child Sam in their quest to find out what happened to them and how they can return home. As relationships are tested and new friendships are forged, the boys are forced to come together to protect themselves, uncover the mystery surrounding them, and find their way home.

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Episodes

Episode 1
After surviving a terrifying night lost in a forest, four mismatched teenage boys return home to find that things aren’t quite as they left them.

Episode 2
The boys grapple with the discovery that they are now total strangers to their friends and families.

Episode 3
The boys’ survival instincts kick into gear as they scavenge for food and set up a home in a derelict shed, continuing to come to terms with their weird new reality. 

Episode 4
Huddled and terrified, the boys weather the freak storm that lashes their hideout. Only Felix doesn’t believe this is a simple storm – he thinks there is dark magic at work.

Episode 5
Felix goes to hang out with his once brother Oscar, only for them both to come under attack from a swarm of malevolent bees.

Episode 6
The boys salvage junk for their makeshift abode as the demonic force regains its strength.

Episode 7
Sam must face up to his flaws as the demon unleashes its most brazen attack yet.

Episode 8
The boys discover the truth as the demon evolves to take on human form.

Episode 9
A trip to the forest presents both a chance to return home as well as redemption for Andy.

Episode 10
Sam’s loyalty to the boys is tested to the limit when the demon targets someone close to him.

Episode 11
It’s Mothers Day. Like a moth to a flame, Jake instinctively seeks out his old world mother and is delighted to receive a welcoming response from her.

Episode 12
The boys are shattered to learn the identity of the one responsible for everything. 

Episode 13
The boys prepare to engage in a final battle against the Demon.

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Year Level

Middle Years (5-9)

Curriculum Study Areas

English, Ethical Understanding, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media Arts (The Arts), Personal and Social Capability

Mediatype

TV

Themes

adolescence, behaviour, belonging, family, identity, resilience, rights of individuals, time, values

Awards

2015 Kidscreen Awards
Winner - Best New Series

2014 Asian Television Awards
Nominated - Best Children's Programme

2014 Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards
Nominated - Youth Fiction

2014 AWGIE Awards
Winner – Children’s Television 'C'

2014 International Emmy Awards
Nominated – Best Kid's Series

2014 Prix Jeunesse International
Winner – International Youth Jury

2014 Logie Awards
Winner – Most Outstanding Children's Drama

2014 SPA Awards
Winner – Children’s Television Production