Meet Hardball cast and creators in our student webinar

Meet Hardball cast and creators in our student webinar

In a free ACMI Education x ACTF event for Media Literacy Week, primary students will meet the creators and cast of Hardball Series 2 and gain insight into children’s television production.

Australian children’s comedy series Hardball premiered in 2019, following fish-out-of-water Mikey in his mission to become Western Sydney’s top handball player. The series was embraced by local and international audiences, going on to win top children’s media awards including the 2020 International Emmy Award for live action kids’ programs.

Hardball Series 2 (now streaming on ABC iview and available in the ACTF Shop) sees Mikey and the gang go on an epic adventure to win an even more epic state doubles handball tournament. Life is ‘skux as’ for the Block Street crew… except for the arrival of twin sporting villains, a problematic scholarship opportunity for Mikey and the end of primary school looming.

Hosted by ACMI Education and the ACTF, this Q&A webinar gives students the opportunity to hear from series creators, writers and cast members Matt Zeremes and Guy Edmonds, and cast members Erin Choy (Tiffany) and Semisi Cheekam (Mikey). The discussion will take students behind the scenes in television production, developing their knowledge of media representations, audiences and languages.

Do you or your students have questions about Hardball, or about media production and careers? Please submit your questions to education@actf.com.au by Thursday 21 October.

Date: Thursday 28 October

Time: 12pm - 12:30pm AEDT

Year levels: Year 3-6

Cost: Free

Registrations are now open. Sign up here.